|"Today's Special" mixed media on canvas 60 x 49"|
|"Southern Pride" 38" x 48" mixed media on canvas|
|"Church Bus" 11 x 14" ultrachrome print|
Amazing, huh? I saw Cedric Smith's work when Hubby and I were vacationing in Savannah. It just stood out over and above all the other artwork we perused all weekend. I couldn't wait to look him up. When I started these post, I immediately knew I wanted to share these complex and sweet works with you. As usual I was draw to the layering and re-working that is present in his work. Even though the work seems rather large and demanding, I wanted to get up close and inspect the nuances in the technique as well. I love the bitter sweet nostalgia of the work and the advertising imagery becoming so painterly. Amazing.
All I could think about was purchasing one and that when we had the perfect house it would be there in the kitchen where I could enjoy it every day! And when researching this post I found Cedric's Etsy store. I can, at least own a print one day. Hurray!!
I also can't get by without mentioning his photography. The juxtaposition between the past and present leads your mind to create a narrative.
Check out his bio to learn more. And make sure you visit his website and blog as well. It was really hard to pick a favorite painting to post here! Thank you Cedric for sharing your work.