GRAFFITI BOTANICALS

Where two beautiful worlds collide: botanicals and street art.

For the past eleven years, I’ve photographed graffiti around the world. It’s been my passion to celebrate it in unusual ways. This new series is no exception. These words debuted in October of 2020 as part of a solo Show called “Let Democracy Bloom.”

While traveling to shoot street was impossible during the pandemic, spending hours photographing in botanical gardens and green spaces was not. The quiet beauty of nature was a refuge during this unusual time where we were distanced from so many of the things and people we loved yet immersed in one of the most politically negative times in our history. 

Creating these complex works that are blooming with abundance, bursting with color from graffiti walls and sprinkled with positive gems of street art wisdom was my emotional response to those promoting division, suppression and uncertainty in our democracy.  Now more than ever, it is important to exercise our right to vote. We must take a leap of faith. We must be resilient. We must persist.” 

ABSTRACT WORK

Day Dream Series

With these works, street art is celebrated an unusual way. Photographic graffiti elements are handprinted between layers of pigment, ink, acrylic, spray paint and oil pastel to become part of a contemporary street-art inspired work that is atmospheric, dreamy.

Day Dream Series
Day Dream No. 6

ART & ARTFUL FOOD: Michael Smith

Connected No. 7 60" x 48" Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Connected No. 7
60″ x 48″
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Connected No. 7: Detail View Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Connected No. 7: Detail View
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Triptych: Connected No. 4, 5 & 6 48" x 48" Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Triptych: Connected No. 4, 5 & 6
48″ x 48″
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Connected No. 4 48" x 48" Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Connected No. 4
48″ x 48″
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Connected No. 5 48" x 48" Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Connected No. 5
48″ x 48″
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Connected No. 6 48" x 48" Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch
Connected No. 6
48″ x 48″
Mixed Media/Hand Printing on Birch

Connected No. 8, 9, 10 & 11 Mixed Media on Paper Framed
Connected No. 8, 9, 10 & 11
Mixed Media on Paper
Framed

FROM HERE TO THERE

Big Green Apple for Website-01
Big Green Apple 36″ x 30

Rockey Mountain Red Thumbnail-for website
Rocky Mounted Red 60″ x 30

J'adore for Website-01
J’adore 36″ x 30″

Lovely Liverpool for Website-01
Lovely Liverpool 36″ x 30″

Lovely Liver Pool No. 2 for Website-01
Lovely Liverpool No. 2 30″ x 30″

C'est La Vie for Website-01
C’est La Vie 30″ x 30″

Under Waterloo for Website-01
Under Waterloo 36″ x 30″

Under Waterloo No 2 for Website-01
Under Waterloo No. 2 30″ x 30″

Lost In LA for Website-01
Lost in LA 36″ x 30

On the Right Bank for Website-01
On the Right Bank 30″ x 30″

Big Golden Apple for Website-01
Big Golden Apple 36″ x 30″

High Desert For Website-01
High Desert 36″ x 30″

Garden In the City for Website-01
Garden In the City 24″ x 20″

Red Carpet for Website-01
Red Carpet 36″ x 30″

Dutch Treat for Website
Dutch Treat 30″ x 30″

Tunnel Vision No. 1 for Website-01
Tunnel Vision No. 1 36″ x 30″

Tunnel Vision No. 2 For Website-01
Tunnel Vision No. 2 30″ x 30″