LEON SMITH[email protected]
work located at Randwick
Covering the entire figure with thousands of small dots of paint gives Sinapis Alba (Cruciferae) a delicate, tactile quality that has the texture of mustard seeds.
‘And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamine tree, ‘Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”’
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Leon Smith was born in 1979. From 1998 to 2000, he studied at the Sydney College of the Arts, majoring in painting. He has had his work commissioned and exhibited both nationally and internationally. He was also commissioned to produce over 100 sculptures for an established and renowned private garden in Kulnura, which is open to the public twice a year. More recently he was involved in the group exhibition ‘The Coloured Digger’ in May 2008 at Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern. He is currently living and working in Sydney.