CHERI SMITH

My artistic practice stems from a desire to know and understand the nature of things; my working processes are driven by curiosity and discovery, and my outcomes are evidenced with detailed care and sensitivity. I am compelled by the idea that all things by nature are inherently porous, osmotic, other and ultimately unknowable. I work with a range of materials and processes, including painting, printmaking, bookmaking and ceramics and through direct observation of natural bodies, animal, mineral, vegetable, fungal and so on. I make use of scientific tools for seeing and imaging, referencing botanical and anatomical illustration, using appropriate formats found in museum display. However, each work holds a sense of touch, and presents a knowledge based on ambiguity, analogy or resemblance.

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