Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, TJ Smith fell deeply in love with the natural world he explored daily. That passion has taken him in every direction on land, in a quest to experience the continual awe of nature. Every time he is outdoors he feels more alive and attuned to our Earth's vibration. All of his work is led by that care, respect and playful relationship with nature. He categorizes his work as multidisciplinary, yet bound by the methodology that concept-driven craft leads to thought provoking objects. His creative outlets flow between the techniques of printmaking, illustration and large-scale public paintings. Aesthetically speaking much of his work represents the natural world through a lens of geometric illustration styles and naturalist observations. He strives for purity in all his craft, with remnants of the artist's hand grounding each piece back to the organics of process.
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