DAVID SCOTT SMITH
David Scott Smith, a sculptor and mold maker, re-contextualizes familiar objects and textures often humorously, dealing with serious issues of excess and consumption.
At a young age, Smith worked for his father in the family taxidermy business, re-animating dead animals into lifelike forms. He found the irony of the process both humorous and beautiful, and that play with absurdity and beauty is evident in his work, and the way he pairs natural objects into imaginative and surrealistic forms. Smith uses light, pattern and color as tools for unification and reordering. His objects are cast in translucent porcelain, and then illuminated from within.
David Scott Smith received his B.A. in English from Whitman College (Walla Walla, WA) and his M.F.A in Ceramics from Louisiana State University. He has exhibited nationally and has received many grants for both his work and collaborative interdisciplinary projects. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Sonny Kamm Teapot Foundation and Southeastern Louisiana State University. Smith is currently completing a mold-making book (Voodoo Mold-Making); his work has also been featured in Pottery Making Illustrated and Ceramics Monthly.
Smith currently lives in Little Rock Arkansas where he is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.