Known for her mixed media free hanging fiber collages, Smith begins each piece by dying the background fabric. She may add visual texture to it by mono printing with fabric paints. Then, she cuts shapes out of various fabrics and pins them to the background. When she is pleased with the composition, she sews the fabric shapes onto the background. She uses fabrics that she has hand dyed to suggest outer space, ocean water and macroscopic views. The feeling of floating and suspension in the hand dyed fabric suggests the spiritual realm to the artist.
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