Craig Mitchell Smith’s Artist Statement
In 2006, I discovered my medium in glass. Medium not only in the sense of the substance used to create my art, but as a voice through which the spirit speaks. I love glass for its metaphors of the human condition. At its best, it is colourful and transparent, brittle when cold and malleable when warm, stronger than it looks, enduring the ages if treated with care and respect.
Isadora Duncan, when asked what her dance meant said, “If I could tell you what I mean, I wouldn’t have to dance.” I never set out to make something beautiful or meaningful. My work is a response to beauty or meaning. I work in glass to tell you what I mean. I prefer to have my glass speak for itself.