Holly Rodes Smithey

Artist Statement

"My work centers around drawing with materials using various mediums and processes to build layers and surfaces creating movement through space. My interest in making these built works lies in integrating shape, line, and structure within the composition giving gravity and physical properties to the spacial elements, folds, and layers as the viewer navigates through the work. Using metal as the primary medium, these built works find their form through forging and fabrication techniques while varied processes of etched patina create depth, texture and color.
I draw inspiration from sense of place and it’s connection with architecture and the natural world. The work is guided by this combination of transitions, a fabric of rhythm and pattern between the visual and physical in a sculptural way."