Light + Shadow Works Series, 2012

One of Smith’s daily rituals is watching the early morning and late afternoon sun as it travels across the Little San Bernardino Mountains, transforming the hills from monochromatic silhouettes into highly textural, three-dimensional surfaces of light and shadow. This daily influence has had a major impact on Smith’s work. To honor the simplicity and purity of light, while also memorializing the way it dances across faceted and curved surfaces to produce variants of shadow, the Light and Shadow Works dematerialize to forms perceived as being composed solely of light and shadow.