Cary Smith creates non-representational work guided by his own intuition. The following is an excerpt from his artist statement I wanted to share because it demonstrates how meditation and instinct dictates his process.
“I also make drawings as studies for the paintings.These are made slowly, generally in graphite. The shapes are adjusted, and adjusted until I can feel a sort of vibration. A very small change can bring about such an energy shift, which is something that I don’t fully understand. When a shape feels right, I blow it up onto the linen exactly as it is. Then I carefully hand paint the paintings. This allows for an intuitive/prescribed back and forth that sets up interesting contradictions.”
His work resonates with me. The Splat Paintings (love!) are discussed in this Feature Inc. interview.