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Vibration 19 (family hug)

30.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.5"D

$750 (Shipping Included)

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Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: carey smith, organic, mixed media, organic abstraction, abstract expressionism, abstract

Media: watercolor, acrylic, colorist on canvas

Size: 30"W x 30"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2018

Vibration 19 represents an important development in this series in addition to existing as a defining piece that supports my acceptance of being referred to as a brilliant "colorist." Occurring roughly halfway through the evolution of ideas from the beginning of the Vibration series to the point at which I am currently working, this is one of the first and few works to successfully make use of a light and airy palette that is heavily leaning on pastels. The alterations to traditional space and flipping the expectant composition are choices made with due diligence and ample consideration concerning visual weight, emotional impact, and movement as all defined by color and actual three-dimensional additions to the canvas. Still, the traces of brush movements and the evidence of raw experimentation imbue the piece with a certain beauty and pensiveness that is highly attractive for most viewers. This loose yet forceful pictorial energy that is present on several levels of intellectual inquiry has caused the piece to remain invaluable to myself over the years.

Thank you for visiting my portfolio. My formal training in the arts includes earning a Master's in Art Education from Lander University and a BFA in Studio Art along with a minor in Philosophy from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. I regularly exhibits paintings and prints throughout the New England and Southeastern regions in addition to composing and publishing original musical compositions. My passions also include writing and poetry as well. My initial collection of poems, Nouveau Memento Mori, was self-published. The second volume, Tithing All the Candor, was released by Wintergoose Publishing. Recent publications that have featured my writing and paintings include Penny Ante Feud, Nefarious Ballerina, Black Heart Magazine, and Fine Lines Publications. I am formally an Adjunct Professor of Art History at Piedmont Technical College. Now residing in Boston, MA, I am producing artwork, pursuing independent writing, and teaching at Medford High School.

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