Artist Statement

Barry Smith, Artist

Original photography by Anastasia Karyofillidis

I like artwork that: is three dimensional; has layers and texture; embeds history and messages; and takes used, forgotten and discarded materials and objects and gives them new life, new forms and new meanings. My hope is that viewers of my artwork will not only be uplifted by an appealing or quirky form; but they might also attribute messages and personal meanings to my work.

Much of my artwork reflects themes of: peace; meditation and stillness; our journey through life; and nature and the environment.