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

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a blast from the past | unpublished works

a blast from the past | unpublished works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.


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minimalism | mirror and reflection

minimalism | glass with plastic wrap

Minimal constructs are inviting …

This past year I have been creating work in a series entitled “Variations”. I just completed the series with a published art book through Blurb publishing. I will post a link to the book store in an upcoming post. It was quite exhausting producing the book. A total of 138 pages. So now 2014 is quickly approaching. I have some tentative ideas for projects. Both in video and print. And I hope to reconnect once again with my fellow bloggers and be inspired.

Through art,
I feel like subtracting …


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experiment: data complex 10 | the world in recollection (a returning place remix) | video art HD

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“The World In Recollection” will be the last in my featured series of the emerging world concept. I am not sure where I will venture into next with video, but I hope to feature more of my own experimental imagery.


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variations | into abstraction: the memory outside my window