Di Smith

I am a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist and have been practicing art for about 10 years. As a late starter and with no rules, I express my thoughts, feelings, ideas and experiences in a wide variety of non-verbal ways.

If I had one wish for the world it would be to have every person, create something. In order to grow, to learn, to express, to understand, to respect and to value, we need to create.

Assemblage and Sculpture I pick up things, almost every day, – wood, metal, seeds, stones, rusty things, bones, teeth, glass, feathers, washers, nails, boxes, tins, wire, and other bits and pieces I find every day, wherever I am. I cannot easily explain what attracts me to each piece, perhaps it is the shape, their age, their history, their essence or just that they once existed in another time and place as something else. Wabi Sabi – the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in things incomplete, imperfect and impermanent probably best sums up my love of found objects.

When I put them together, they somehow connect and interact in a way I don’t always understand, yet feel deeply about, their histories come together and something new is created. This newness from oldness is what appeals to me. I sculpt in ceramic and more recently bronze.

Painting, MultiMedia, and Conceptual Work Like my sculpture, these are usually an expression of events in the world, things in my life, things I feel strongly about.  I am continually experimenting with a combination of media and materials and the way they are presented. 

All I really want is to continuously get lost in the process and I would love my work to evoke some thought, emotion or comment by the viewer.   

Contact Di
083 643 6660

Studio – 51 Nuwe Street

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