Working with a thematic colour palette and a mixture of mediums including torn paper,
dress pattern tissue, drawing materials and soft colour washes, Smith conceives works
of abstracted still life that, in his words “discovers or expresses its own meaning”.
Smith’s precise and stark use of line and bold contrasting forms, recalling the work
of the abstract expressionists, creates a sense of deconstructed dimension and perspective.
Dense clusters of shapes punctuate the space giving a dynamic feeling of movement
evoking the wistful contemplation of the whirls and eddies of falling leaves.