Artist Statement

BARRY SMITH – ARTIST STATEMENT

I like textured and 3D artwork; artwork that has layers and embeds history and messages in and on the material; artwork that takes used, forgotten and discarded materials and objects and gives them new life, new forms, new meanings.

My art encourages the viewer to not only be uplifted by an appealing or quirky form; but also to look for messages and personal meanings in the art.

Much of my work reflects themes of peace, meditation, nature and our journey through our life and environment.

Where possible I use found objects and salvaged or recycled materials in my work.