Geoffrey Todd Smith

Gallery Affiliations: Western Exhibitions

Region: Midwest

Doodling within self-imposed limitations has long been my way of inducing introspection and conjuring new images. In these recent works on paper, wavy bands of color and curvaceous lines overlap repeatedly to create dense, fluttering spaces. A cursory Rorschach-like inspection provides the viewer an array of elusive possibilities: cartoon eyes throwing shade, biting mouths adorned with sharklike teeth and clownish smirks, butterfly wings, and veils of alternating microscopic and celestial forms. In the end, I play the role of a hard-working spider, entombing shapes in a handmade, resonating web of spikes and squiggles.