Renée Lee Smith
i. I work as an artist, creator of beauty
ii. I do this creative work because I feel the need to produce and discover who I am
iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiousity, acceptance, determination, honesty and practice.
iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are the clean-up and knowing when your work is complete.
Both Sides, Now, 2017 Bronze, Plaster, Papier Mache, Various Sizes.
v. Creative childhood hobbies are sewing, imaginative play with dolls in nature and dancing.
vi. Other creators who inspire you are Merce Cunningham, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Rachel Carson, Louise Bourgeois, Ed Brutynsky, Madonna and my mom.
vii. Training that has helped me succeed in this career has been as a World Cup Athlete, art school, fashion design school, life drawing and meditation.
viii. The biggest myth about this type of work is that your work will last forever.
ix. If you want to work in my field, I suggest that you learn to draw, look at things differently, travel, have a unique point of view and turn mistakes into success.
x. A professional goal I have for the future is to continue to develop as a sculptor and painter working in large scale.
xi. If you want to see my work go to Back Gallery Project until Sept 30th