Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
"This is one of my favorite pieces. I applied the blue straight from a can with one of those flat-stick paint mixers. House paint drips like no other. It took me months before I was able to see the face/faces in it and the little pawn that made pilgrimage to see them. That moment is always like a "divine inspiration" moment for me; like I'm being touched by the hand of God.... It makes me feel like I'm playing God.
I create through that inspiration and some of my favorite work is that which had no starting conception. Through a violent act like deftly splattering and squigling paint I was able to rip through a portal, and create a new world that is a symbolic reflection of this world.
It's like a Science-Fiction painting." -Dictated but not Read
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