# Arts in Milwaukee – Maggie Smith – art
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  • “Chameleons in the Time of Covid”Chameleons in the Time of Covid

    The abstract background is inspired by the abstract nature of Covid. The chameleons were inspired by chameleons sitting in bushes in my dream. Watercolor. 10" x 14"

  • “Elephants in the Time of Covid”Elephants in the Time of Covid

    The abstract background is inspired by the abstract nature of Covid. The elephants were inspired by my the shapes that I saw in the painting. Watercolor. 10" x 14"

  • “Rats in the Time of Covid”Rats in the Time of Covid

    The abstract background is inspired by the abstractness of Covid. The rats were inspired by my rats sitting next to a sofa in my dream. Watercolor. 10" x 14"

  • “Of the United States (II)”Of the United States (II)

    From my We the People Exhibit. It is composed of 14 pieces, each taking its title from one of the phrases in the Preamble to the United States Constitution. I hope this exhibition will encourage people to think about how our ancestors came to this country wanting a better life and we should be considerate for those still seeking that same goal. Immigrants work hard and appreciate a chance for a new life.

  • “We the People”We the People

    From my We the People Exhibit. It is composed of 14 pieces, each taking its title from one of the phrases in the Preamble to the United States Constitution. I hope this exhibition will encourage people to think about how our ancestors came to this country wanting a better life and we should be considerate for those still seeking that same goal. Immigrants work hard and appreciate a chance for a new life.

  • “Simply Sly”Simply Sly

    From my Critters of Colorado Series (2012- )which is inspired by the wildlife you may experience as you enjoy the forests and wilderness of Colorado. These are all monotypes, size 26" x 19" (unframed)

  • “What? No Food?”What? No Food?

    From my Critters of Colorado Series which is inspired by the wildlife you may experience as you enjoy the forests and wilderness of Colorado

  • “Mt King”Mt King

    From my Critters of Colorado Series which is inspired by the wildlife you may experience as you enjoy the forests and wilderness of Colorado

Maggie Smith

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artist bio

I was born in Tomah, Wisconsin and after 45 years in Wisconsin I moved to Colorado, but I am now in the process of relocating back to Wisconsin (the Milwaukee area). The arts have always been a focus for me, but I was sidetracked by careers in agriculture and biotech, returning to the arts at the start of our new century. While living in Colorado, I commuted to Laramie Wyoming where I received a BFA in Printmaking in 2011. Creating monotypes is my first love. Pulling the paper after it passes through the press is always an exciting moment. I also love painting and working in mixed medium.

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artist statement

Nature has been my inspiration for the last 20 years, but I am now being drawn to use my art to speak out about our current civil environment.

During 2018 I focused on the plight of immigrants in this country. I looked to our constitution to further understand how we as a country of immigrants have come to this point in this time in the United States. The preamble reads, “We the people of the United States”. I created a series of pieces, that together make up an exhibit called We the People. It is composed of 14 pieces, each taking its title from one of the phrases in the Preamble to the United States Constitution. The medium is silkscreen over monotype.

During this time of Covid, I have also created a series of watercolors that impose the figurative onto the abstractness of Covid.

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