Marcos Smyth - Artist
Signs can be confusing and misleading. Learning to read them in context is key to understanding.
Hands-on learning has been my post academic "graduate school." Many of my skills were developed while apprenticing in metalworking jobs. Working with several artists I admired, I learned about structure, design and the value of a strong work ethic, which gave me the confidence to embrace my creative vision. Born and raised in Brazil to American parents, education in both countries provided different cultural perspectives. My love of Nature and respect for native culture found common ground in both nations.
The inter connections and relationships between shapes and materials observed in natural design serve as guides to building my sculptures.
Exposure to native cultures has been of great value. Their respect for, and use of, natural materials to create functional and symbolic objects influences my own creative approach . As a result, I maintain a meaningful reverence for the environment while employing natural materials.
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Laser welding, Stuller Inc.
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America
Goldsmith and stone setting apprenticeship, Creative Goldsmiths
Casting apprenticeship, Mesa Bronze Foundry
Liberal Arts, Texas Tech University
Sculpture apprenticeship, Alecy Azevedo
Sculpture Now 2020, McLean Project for the Arts
Notes of Color, Athenaeum
Sanctuary, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
Select 2014, Artisphere
Sculpture Now 2013, Honfleur Gallery
Art Night 2011, Hickok Cole Architects
The Space Between, American Center for Physics
Feira da Bondade, Bahiatursa Pavilion
Bronze Castings, Mesa Bronze Foundry Art Gallery
© 2020 by Marcos Smyth