words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

2012

Images For HD Video: Sometimes In The Waking The Reality Is More Pressing Than The Dream

There are times when I have a visual dream. In the waking. A collage of kinetic images. And as painful as it may sometimes be, I can but only love … living my art; finding fuel for it in the most unlikely places …

a new day …

This piece is an exploration of the moment when waking from a dream. The dream persists, but so does the realities of life:  Our personal journey. As they intrude. Crash. Collide. And take us for a ride along the highway of uncertainty. I think it is here, in this moment, that we can rise from our slumber with our greatest fear or with our greatest hope. As we face the day, with our portfolio of experiences, memories, and designs, we can, with internal intent and wisdom, begin our search for a better tomorrow.

http://youtu.be/58Nwb7HmbLQ  –  Sometimes In the Waking the Reality Is More Pressing Than the Dream 3:10; music by Nine Inch Nails

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Images For HD Video: The Night Outside Your Dream (A Blue Moment Remix)

Second in the series of “chance” recordings …

http://youtu.be/Wdrl6O_H1uE   –  Copyright 2012  Walter W Smith

the night

- blue

with restless dreams

– isolated

in scattered refuge

in sudden refrain

 – through the darkest storm

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” – Calvin & Hobbs


Images For HD Video: An Unfolding Night Next To You (A Scattered Storm Remix)

The night holds many mysteries when time stands still….

she remains transfixed
trapped in summer's night
contemplating the approaching storm

Searching for chance in the process of creating art.

Within the context of my digital and video work, the objective is to find visual ambient experiences. The process at times, is a stationary camera. Post-production: Unedited film, or with very minimal post editing and digital effects. With this piece, I altered the color tonality. The difficulty in the piece was balancing the black sky, now slightly colorized, while maintaining a brightness/contrast without compromising the visibility of the lightning strikes.

Art can be discovered by random chance.

An Unfolding Night Next To You is the first in a series of new HD experimental video work-in-progress. Some years ago, my first exploration of the still camera and chance recording was an hour-long piece entitled Oceans of Art. This 2012 video was filmed during a late night drive on HWY 221 in South Carolina through a scattered rain storm. Darkness, lightning strikes, pressing rain, and the headlights of passing cars all merge with the music of sound design artist, and master of glitch Alva Noto, creating an eerie journey into meditative abstraction. Rain drops falling on the window shield create a mosaic of pixel forms. These forms are constantly moving and manipulating the video. While sporadic lightning strikes fill the night sky. Patience is in order to gather the full ambient feeling of the piece. Things are there.

Recommended viewing: In a very dark room by single candle light.

http://youtu.be/-KKafg4qoaQ   –  Copyright 2012 – Walter Smith


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Images For Android Phones: Pop Art – Track and Field

Images For Android Phones: Pop Art - Track and Field

The Olympic trials are in full swing. Competition. Endurance. Will. Beauty. Art and sports a Pop Art tradition. London 2012.


Images For HD Video: A Day At The Beach (A Tybee Island Remix)

A Tybee Beach remix…

Tybee Island is a small public beach located on the Atlantic Ocean near the Georgia/South Carolina border. It is just a few minutes away from historic Savannah GA.

A day on the beach, with sand and surf in hand.

http://youtu.be/Qsp8xhCNHMw


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Images For Android Phones: Pop Art: Golf

Images For Android Phones: Pop Art: Golf

Na Yeon Choi takes a swing.


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Images For Android Phones: The Last Moment (A Setting Sun Remix)

Images For Android Phones: The Last Moment (A Setting Sun Remix)

sitting on the beach
with the cooling sand
caressing my sandaled feet

mind and body
feeling bonded
with this very moment

the last moment
– here
with the setting sun
and you

while my joy
– and clouds
join in blended
transformation

leaving the waves
a fluid surrender
to a day ending


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Images For Android Phones: Monday Afternoon

Images For Android Phones: Monday Afternoon

There is a classic ambient piece by Brian Eno entitled Thursday Afternoon. An one hour shimmering landscape in the style of Music For Airports. This piece Monday Afternoon was created on Tuesday night while listening to Pandora Radio on my Droid phone. Slowly revisiting the drive into Savannah, GA. And the crossing of this remarkable bridge. Beautiful Sunshine. Warm atmosphere. Cool wind. Simmering heat.


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Images For Android Phones: Beach Self Portrait 6.19.12

Images For Android Phones: Beach Self Portrait 6.19.12

A Tybee Island beach remix 2012


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Images For Android Phones: Tybee Beach 6.19.12

the sun floats
while the waves
– reflect
summer’s warmth
and beauty

caressing the day
– the sun floats
the waves flow
a sparkly trance
with wind and water