Subject Tags: wax, abstract expressionism, wax painting, texture, mixed media, colorful abstract, carey glenn smith, medium work, landscape abstraction, expressive landscape art, geographic abstraction, abstract, expressionism
Size: 24"W x 24"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2010
Ready to Hang
'Urban Cul De Sac' has always been significant and dear to me due to a variety of unique characteristics it presents within this series of work. The fact that it is one of the only pieces that uses encaustic techniques (wax painting) causes it to stand apart. This approach gives it vibrancy and areas of luminosity that are rare in some acrylic pieces. The unique color palette and inspiration for the imagery have also caused me to love this one over the years. The unexpected combinations of hues give it resounding and surprising flair. In terms of the imagery, as the subtitle suggests, a bird's eye view of street maps and urban topography were mentally present when shaping the composition. The elements of traditional graffiti imagery are also derived from urban elements and surroundings.
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.