Washington
 
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

A line is the basic building block of my drawings, prints and sculptures. A line, add to another and another, suddenly becomes much more than itself: the line becomes an edge, a boundary, a path, a structure, a space -- and each of these is able to gather meaning over time. My work explores the capacity for spaces, real or imagined, to change over time and even to contain contradiction.

My work in the studio is both research and play. I draw, I build, I make and undo; I trust instinct and value craft. My work often involves repetitive labor, surfacing, building densities as well as extending lines. These acts of work and play guide me through the awesome uncertainty of making.

I regard uncertainty as a positive force in my work. I seek out conditions in which I can make without knowing the outcome of the making. Inviting uncertainty into the process and content of my work leads me in a search in which there can be risk, failure and discovery.

All work by Anne

Anne Smith
2013, 16 x 10 x 3 ft., Wood, tar paper, paint, graphite pencil, clamps, string, hardware
Anne Smith
2013, 16 x 20 in, Silkscreen
Anne Smith
2013, 20 x 16 in, Silkscreen
Anne Smith
2013, 22 x 29 3/4 in, Charcoal and graphite drawing
Sold
Anne Smith
2014, 38 x 36 x 96 in, Wood
Cut
Anne Smith
2014, 64 x 54 x 105 in, Wood
Anne Smith
2016, 9 1/4 X 11 in, Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2013, 14 x 22 in., Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2016, 8.5 x 10 in, Charcoal and graphite drawing
Anne Smith
2012, 21 1/2" x 23" x 3/4", Wood, graphite