LRSmith-9307
Drip_oil on panel_36_x36_
Paula Rallis Home Shoot
Igloo
studio installation
Bandaid
IMG_1837
LRundorff-9385_Edit-2
Dandelion
Pool
Counterbalance_install_16
Sprinkler
Busted Can of Biscuits_oil on panel_48_x48_
126448-OpenEdition
Counterbalance II_Susan Eley Fine Art
126450-OpenEdition
LRundorff-7631_edited
RundorffSmith_Liz_01
Counterbalance_install_24
RundorffSmith_Liz_04
126452-OpenEdition
Sickening (detail)
Sickening
LRSmith-1086
DSCF2207
LRSmith-1064
LRSmith-1072
DSCF2216[1]
LizRundorffSmith-9-Tara Ashton
LRSmith-1070
DSC09290.jpg

ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am interested in the need to assign meaning to seemingly valueless things because they are things that represent a connection to a deeper experience. In my work I am elevating the mundane, assigning meaning in the same way that we bring significance to loss with keepsakes and memorials. I want to create work that evokes a sense of nostalgia and exposes the sentimentality in memory. Color choice is tied to the decor and design trends of decades past that have become kitschy artifacts. Forms reference fragments of common spaces and utilitarian objects while shifting to suggest the passage of time and the loss of stability that accompanies remembrance. Shapes intimate things that are no longer identifiable but retain familiarity. I am mimicking the past, attempting to reproduce the original while allowing imperfection and a lack of precision to create work that exploits the failure in repetition and the fragility in recollection.