This project relates to some of my earlier wheat-paste drawings that I completed using a fusion of plant and animal forms. As a developing urban park where natural and urban environments meld together, I think it is important for the artwork to reference some of the literal and abstract relationships people have with the natural world. The fantastical nature of the paintings refers to a time in history where humanity was more reliant on myth and legend than science and history. The strange forms of this project are produced in order to get people to remember the wonder that the untamed natural world can produce in the human heart and also warn against human tampering with natural systems and processes.
Now 26, Geoffrey C. Smith was born in Aurora, CO and moved to the Atlanta area when he still a kid. He received his BA from KSU in 2010. While there he worked as a museum photographer, model, and artist assistant to Matt Haffner. He also was a founding member of the now disbanded Cheap Paper artist collective and had brief associations with the collective Dodekapus. Through these experiences he gained a working knowledge of most fine art mediums. His work consists of multi medium photographic installations and surrealist drawings/paintings. Recently he has be taking his work into the realm of street art in the form of charcoal wheat paste drawings.