MARGARET L SMYTH

For many years now I have been attracted to a variety of imaginative elements which I combine in a playful way. The scale of those elements vary greatly within one image, generating a mysterious set of dreamlike scenarios which invite the viewer to fill the unfamiliar scenes with their own associations. 

I work with a cast of theatrical characters of interchangeable scale sometimes found within a toy theatre and in other paintings flying in the sky, wandering across the land or floating on the sea. 

My images are not confined by logic or physical laws. A figure with a hooped skirt might delicately balance on the deck of a wooden vessel surrounded by stars with a moon on stilts while a shoal of fish gently pass her by, unperturbed by the apparition.

 

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'Winter fairy'

'Dawn Chorus’ A toy theatre is shown stuck in boggy landscape at sunrise while within the theatre the l spotlights catch the birds flying out of the box.

'Interval'

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