Dark Side Series #2: Metamorphosis, 1982, terracotta with patina, 23" x 25" x 17"
Linda Smith’s sculptures are portraitures in clay—powerful, emotive works which betray a masterful technique, blending traditional form with a contemporary twist. Living Nature has inspired these pieces, giving face to human feelings, ranging from blissful ecstasy and sardonic grimace, to searing sorrow and the resignation to spiritual resolution.
Plumbing the depths of life-experience, Ms. Smith distills and transforms the raw matter of the human psyche, and through the crucible of the sculptural process, creates manifestations in the transmutation of human character, revealing the mysterious truths of the aesthetic heart.
James Pinney, Curator
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center