Artist Bec Smith created her latest body of work while staying in an off-grid 1970s stone cottage. Nestled in Victorian bushland, the property sat up above an expansive valley, which prompted Bec to think about heights, depths, vantage points, and the hidden power of the world beneath the surface. Her work partly reflects on this human desire to extract value from beneath the earth, and the hidden riches that we exploit from the landscape.
The artist connects the geography of landscape with her navigation of more personal emotions and experiences. Bec explains ‘I considered just how much individual inner, personal “gold” could be drawn upon, by simply acknowledging and believing in its quiet limitless existence. And how some things that may remain conserved and undisturbed are in fact more powerful than we could ever know.’
We love the distinctly muted palette of Bec’s work, balanced with her minimalist, clean lines, and expert control of shape and form.
If you’re in Sydney, join Bec at Saint Cloche in Paddington tonight, October 16th from 6pm-8pm to celebrate the opening of Sub!