Geoff Smith Contemporary Sculpture in various media, including steel, wood, stone, bronze, fiberglass, and clay
Steel
Stone
Wood
Mixed Media
 
Artist's Statement

“My decision to pursue sculpture as my life’s work came at a time in 1968 when I was following an academic career and starting my graduate work in philosophy, comparative religion and literature at the University of Vermont. I was introduced to ceramic art and immediately took to the idea that you could create something out of a pile of mud. It was direct, energetic and seemed to call on something in me that had previously gone ignored. And so I began to create sculpture out of clay.
 
“As I matured in the pursuit of sculpting in clay, my ideas, forms and shapes grew and changed. I came to realize that it would be difficult to achieve some forms in the medium of clay and impossible to achieve certain sculptural ideas through ceramics alone. So I moved away from clay and toward direct carving in wood and stone.
 
“Since those early years, I have taught myself, and been schooled in, various methods to state my artistic vision. I tend to work in series – that is, producing a number of pieces in the same vein and medium in an attempt to realize and expand upon a given idea or inspiration.
 
“My sculpture tends to be large-scale, curvilinear, and abstract because of the way I see line defining itself in space.
 
“My primary concern as an artist has always been freedom – freedom from the constraints of pre-conceived artistic ideals and the freedom to pursue one’s aesthetic vision to its conclusion. In that sense, the creation of sculpture becomes a statement of personal freedom that goes well beyond the object one creates.”
 
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