Antarctic Explorer – Darkness to Lightness
Reed, wood, plastic, data, 4,5’ x 3’ x 2’
A portable data device for the Antarctic Explorer, this piece explores the transition from complete darkness in June to 24 hour sunlight in October. Data translated include weather patterns, temperature variations, barometric pressure, wind data, azimuth of the sun, sunrise in relation to cardinal directions, tides, moon phases, moonrise and sunrise. Using a base of 24 hour, every weave represents one hour.
32.5”W x 13.5”H x 4”D
White oak, European beech, birds eye maple veneer, blackwood veneer, plywood
To Halve and to Whole
50" x 33" x 32
Papier-mâché, house paint
68" x 46" x 8"
Polystyrene, polyurethane foam, acrylic
SP2015 Material Study
Spalted Maple & Faux Fur
12” x 12” x 9”
SP2015 Material Study was created with a focus on negative space. Smith designed this piece by first envisioning what this piece would sit upon. From there he constructed an angular response, following a contour path.
Smith is interested by internal and external spaces, so he created the trough in the contour that allowed for the fur to be housed within. The relation of material was combined to experiment ways of integrating completely different materials into a cohesive work.