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

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a modernistic memory | grove park inn | herschel & huf | asheville nc

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a modernistic memory | adrienne arsht center for the performing arts | miami fl

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miami skyline with helicopters

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miami bayfront

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a modernistic memory | the corner deli in manayunk | sorrentino’s | philadelphia pa

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a modernistic memory | the netherlands

“A Modernistic Memory” is a new conceptual series based on the connectivity of memory attachments as they relate to places of significance in my past.

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a place to remember

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linear data | 20 minutes

20 moments text 200 dpi


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linear data | in love with a ghost

linear data in love with a ghost text 200 dpi


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a negative diagnosis

a negative diagnosis


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out to sea

out to sea


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your world beginning | don’t ask what we should leave behind

don t ask what we should leave behind


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your world beginning | in a place of subtle things

in a place of subtle things


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your world beginning | the beauty of untangled things

your world beginning

an emerging light
left over from a shadowed memory
your world disappearing ….
Ending
and now
your world beginning
with the beauty of untangled things

So it is time to move beyond “Your World Disappearing.” Time to discover the light that heals, that gives beauty and peace; a place to evolve, a future of untangled things … until the cycle repeats itself.

My latest post, from my new series entitled “Your World Beginning.” A series that will consist of video art and digital collage. An evolution of beauty emerging from the ambiguity of my previous series entitled “Your World Disappearing.”


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your world disappearing | a matthew mcconaughey and true detective remix

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A “True Detective” may ask the question, is the world we believe in really here at all? Or is the totality of life, nothing but a dream?

a dimly lit light
fading by error
your world disappearing


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When history calls our names, will we remember | unpublished works

When history calls our names, will we remember | unpublished works

self-portraits
painted with our dreams …
now and forever,
spinning into history


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waiting for summer, and a bridge to cross | unpublished works

waiting for summer, and a bridge to cross | unpublished works

Summer from afar
under the sun and stars
longing for a bridge to cross


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a blast from the past | unpublished works

a blast from the past | unpublished works

A landscape can have its own surreal moment. And your memories can often be found there.


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a polar vortex heading south

a polar vortex heading south

snow
wind
cold
and ice
even here in the deep south; what a week it has been.


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not a new year, just another tomorrow

not a new year, just another tomorrow

In the decade of our youth;
timeless, breathless, endless …
we never paused; we never questioned,
the forever future
– until now
and the promise of a “New Year”
just fading into another tomorrow


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holding your absence

holding your absence

To a place too far
without the heart of here and now;
i hold onto your absence


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outside my window, i made the journey into my own reflection

outside my window | i made the journey into my own reflection

i thought I knew
what was there
here
without you


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we remember it all

we remember it all

Life like history
bound in timelessness;
and etched in collective memory ….


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alpine skiing, downhill and super g | a minimal remix

alpine skiing, downhill and super-g | a minimal remix

It is the beginning of the season for the World Cup Championships in Alpine Skiing. This weekend a host of international women (next weekend the men), with the exception of injured USA number one, Lindsey Vonn are tackling the newly designed ski slope called “Raptor” in Beaver Creek, CO. Some exciting runs already in yesterday’s Downhill competition and today’s Super G. Most notably by Swiss skier Lara Gut who won both events. She has the chance for a hat-trick if she wins the Giant Slalom tomorrow. The Americans, however did not perform well and struggled throughout both events.

This post is an interpretation of what I feel could represent alpine skiing if seen from a minimalist perspective: Icy tones (snow), curves (slopes), sharp angles (speed) and geometric forms that can be seen as anything from ski poles, to broken bones. The hazards of a dangerous, but exciting sport.