Sarah Smith

My practice explores and illustrates the patterns, symmetries, structures and shapes which have permeated design – from the complex multi-faceted architecture of the Alhambra Palace to the strikingly beautiful paintings of Op Artist Bridget Riley. Since the birth of humanity we have maintained an intimate relationship with line, a means of documentation within cave paintings and hieroglyphics, an identity marker across the clothing and fabrics of ethnographic craft and in conjunction with mathematical study to explore geometric forms and solids. As I investigate the potential for line to be manipulated across the 2-dimensional plane, or else held through tension within 3-dimensional space, I ask how often we overlook the application and exploitation of this  relatively simple element, one which permeates every aspect of design within our daily lives.