Carol Smart – ‘Things Are Not Always As They Seem’
Selected works still on show
Exhibitions Gallery, 20A Brandon Street, Wellington CBD
Phone 04 499 6356
I have a fascination with pattern, the illusion of movement and depth. Each work begins with an exploration of varying effects on a small scale and a basic idea before the pattern unfolds – developing a life of its own. Sometimes line is massed in small increments then repeated and in others the massed line is used to express a feeling of movement and unease. Effect and scale intensifies illusion.
Pencil markings purposefully remain and lines linger over edges in my art work distancing it from the feeling of digitally produces works.
I have intentionally not signed my works on the front as there is no definitive top. The hanging string can be moved allowing a change of orientation. Each work is signed and dated on the back.