Stacy Stewart Smith is a fine artist,
designer, educator and author.
I am a painter of both real and imagined things with a tendency to work in series. My current theme is entitled Resurrection. This reflects the concept of being in a state of revival, and it magnifies the process of the mix between, abstract and real to create narrative compositions using symbolism. To accomplish this, I use oil techniques on canvas and favor those which are in impressionist style, such as pointillism. I combine dots, daubs, and smudges of paint with images rendered in realist glazes. Afterward, accents and color markers are added through impasto application with stencils. I believe these combinations assist the viewer in generating a private interpretation of each painting.
Resurrection ( a current series of paintings) is concerned with the presence of human reaction to the emotion associated with enigmatic personal experiences, such as hearing or thinking things that change an individual's mood through hue and appearance. In some works, I use landscapes and industrial structures as constructs for urban spiritual illusions. They lend a sense of familiarity to the viewer similar to the way we have a tendency of making mental markers about space, advertising, celebrities or geography. The result is selective mental montage, which unlike surrealism is related to the awake. Abstractrealism prepares the mind for the concept of accepting the ethereal within the natural. However, further research, digital processes, film, animation, and projections will soon make Abstractrealism a total experience.
On Digital Art...
Computer technology is just the beginning of what we call the digital age. I believe that computer art is unequivocally the way of today and the future. Through technology, all the art forms have found a niche. This has paved the way for higher intelligence and artistic expression, for technology is the hallmark of our epoch, and computers are beyond postmodern thought.
Moreover, the creation and acceptance of the Internet has only enhanced the experience of personal computing. Everyone, living today, has been impacted by the computer chip. As forms of digital self-expression, computers, and software programs are new tools in the hands of fine artists. They do not replace other mediums, but they do provoke us to heighten our sensitivities in every facet of life.
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CAD For Fashion Design and Merchandining
by Stacy Stewart Smith