Size: 11"W x 14"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
"My work is process based. When I am working, I am completely attentive to how the media I'm using is shaping my concept and vice versa. Doing that, I am able to take my work to a place where I did not expect it to go which to me ends more satisfying than arriving at a completed work with a step by step formula.
To me, that kills the work. When you watch a work grow, while doing as little as you can to tame it, then it is still alive with possibilities for the viewer. The viewer can see more in your work and form their own personal bond with it because they are conversing with it, they are engaged."
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