specific design or intent, and some simply emerging from subliminal memories or influences. Each layer the viewer peels away allows him or her to experience the artist's creative process on a very personal level. The reward of the final revelation is that it is like sharing a secret with your best friend.
One of the most challenging and rewarding parts of sculpting is creating a 3-dimensional composition that can hold the viewer's eye and interest for all 360 degrees of the viewing circle. Can I create a path of visual discoveries and revelations? Will the viewer get to the end and find they have the uncontrollable urge to retrace their steps or start the experience again to find out how they got there? There is a process of peeling back the layers of choices that were made by the artist ... some dictated by the nature of the materials themselves, some by
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Cynthia Smith, Maine artist, originally from Connecticut. Taught art at secondary level for 35 years, retired in 2004. Sculpts in bronze, wood, stone, clay & plaster. Her work can be seen at several mid-coast Maine galleries and shows.