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

Abstract Art

linear data | sacred poems

sacred poems 200 dpi text.jpgIn our interior rooms, I would start by sharing some sacred poems maybe….

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linear data | a room full of things we left behind

a room full of things you left behind text 200 dpiThe interior room of things. Colorful. Composed of data and moments. The beautiful memories we left behind.


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linear data | 20 minutes

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linear data | in love with a ghost

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linear data | it brings back memories of things that never happened

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a microscopic biopsy of snow and … | a falling perspective on how things change

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Impermanence, failing falling thoughts, and climate change.


the curated conjecture of our thoughts

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Even if things seem difficult now, know that all things are not always left behind in our interior rooms. But emerge within a museum of hopes and dreams.


a place we left

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into abstraction | form and place | holding our absence | a returning ecstasy

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“Into Abstraction | Form and Place” continues my exploration of various forms that manifest elements of the surreal, abstract and memory attachments. The piece structure is centered around a time-lapsed progression. It moves from a visual kinetic movement to a slower more meditative movement. The electronic sound scape mirrors this movement with several layers of organic and industrial sounds centered around a continuous ambient drone. Within this complex musical structure, different distinct modalities emerge. And after several minutes of frenetic movement, the sound structure slowly washes away (with ocean waves) into a quieter more delineated infused drone. In each new video in the series “Into Abstraction”, I am attempting to find new ways of manipulating the film software. This process is very satisfying because the possibilities seem endless.

I have been working on this piece for several weeks. And over that time, I found myself contemplating many aspects of my life, as I often do, and searching for visual parallels that may compliment the emotional context of the moment. As in most of my work, I find that I repeat and remix many of my images, sounds, thoughts, and voices. Sometimes I wonder if the emotional connections of the past and the present ever change at all, or just evolve into the future: Evolve into the continuum which is the work. Evolve Into Abstraction, where form and void, form and memories, form and mutation, form and impermanence, form and dreams and form and place become one. Art has a way of giving us a moment of clarity, but does not necessarily save. Our work at times can reveal the life that lives in shadows. But may never quite give us the answers we seek to sustain us. So we are driven to go at it as if there were no history before now.


into abstraction | form and memories


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Into Abstraction | Form and Memories, the artist Walter Smith continues his exploration of field recordings translated into abstract constructs.