1954, Nuremberg, Germany
Lives in New York
Bronze with paper flowers
Smith is a poet with materials, equally comfortable making prints and drawings enhanced with gold leaf, hand-blown glass teardrops, or delicate life-size sculptures out of handmade paper or bronze.
Noted for subjects as diverse as birds and other animals, human body parts and fluids, flowers, fairy tales and ancient myths, Smith’s portrayal of women is often especially poignant and beautiful. This lovely girl, silently welcoming you with flowers to the ART, is no exception.
Among her many laurels, Smith was one of the five honorees of the U.S. Department of State’s inaugural Medal of Arts in 2012.