Description In reflection of choice by Damian Smith DamiansARTPencil drawing using prismacolor. A moment of emotion reflecting on the potential outcomes derived from each and every decision. Weighing the consequences and deciding what is right and what is wrong
Damian Smith, Tasmania Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement Attained Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art in 2003.
Thanks for stopping by. If there’s just a few things I could share about myself I would say I love storytelling, I have a curious personality, and my mind is often dreaming about the future. I’ve been a creative person my whole life, starting with colouring in comic books when I was a little kid and have been a pretty big comic nerd ever since. What I love so much about comics is the amplified storytelling, and my love of storytelling has carried through all elements of my life. For me it’s the storytelling that I love in jokes, music, movies, relationships and art.
It’s my curious nature that often has me stopping to notice the colour combinations of plants, landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes. These offerings I see everyday feed my inspiration. My curious nature also drives a lot of my art themes. I use my art to figure things out, how the body, the mind, the heart, and nature works. Funnily enough I also like to build things because I get a buzz figuring out how things go together.
It’s in part from my curiosity that I am often dreaming about the future. Sometimes in the short term thinking about what I can do for my next project or art series, and often in the distant future thinking about what the earth will be like in a thousand years, what a colonised mars will be like, what a future human will be.