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© 2018 Liz Rundorff Smith.

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I am interested in creating visual forms that fluctuate between the stability of presentness and the loss of clarity that is tied to memory.  In my work, the memory of space is translated through elements of color and line that are constantly in flux, creating forms that are coming together and falling apart at the same time.  

My work brings personal experience to the familiar forms of minimalism while undermining the notion of aesthetic autonomy.  I question the unique object by intentionally mimicking the same forms repeatedly, attempting to reproduce the original while allowing imperfection and a lack of precision to create work that exploits the failure in repetition.  The reductive form is a means for conveying both the emotional and physical experience of space.

Ultimately, I am compelled by the idea that I can find beauty in mundane spaces that are accidentally visually engaging. I draw inspiration from everyday motifs like street signs, weeds growing through cracks in pavement, graffiti, plastic fences, and dumpsters.  My focus is on bringing a personal and emotional response to the ordinary scenes of daily existence that are often overlooked.