Size: 22.5"W x 27"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
"My main studio is in Death Valley, where I'm able to turn my head inside out. There's vast space and I can hear my intuitions clearly. I'm deeply affected by the sunsets, the salt flats, the interaction with nature, and the profound freedom of isolation.
This painting symbolizes all of what I just said. It is an extension of Rothko's color-field paintings, Pollock's house-paint dripping, and my own brand of symbolism that carries on the myth of who I am."
David Aaron Smith is an artist/activist who's work centers on social issues. Rather than exploit the situations he paints about, David wants to give back. For each painting sold, David will donate half of his share to a cause listed in the description of the painting. From David: "I think it's a great way to get people involved in my work, and even piquing an interest in art in general. So many times, art is bought and sold for it's aesthetic value only when the art with the greatest value is that which is used as a tool to tell the story of a culture's moment in history. My work is about OUR moment in history and how it looks from my perspective. I think it will speak to those who see the same America." Watch the documentary, "The Last Mountain," to get an idea of David's roots in activism. Along with his large body of political fine-art, David is also working on a "living sculpture" in Death Valley that you can stay at : #davidaaronsmith #villaanitadv