Holly Rodes Smithey

Metalwork

Statement

My work centers around drawing with materials using various mediums to build layers with a process of surfaces creating movement thru space. My interest in making these built works lies in integrating shape, line, and structure within the composition giving gravity and physical properties to the spacial elements, folds, and layers as the viewer navigates through the work.

I draw inspiration from sense of place and it’s connection with architecture and the natural world. The work is guided by this combination of transitions, a fabric of rhythm and pattern between the visual and physical in a sculptural way.

Colorado College, BA in Art History, 1988