Far More, Far Better.

I haven't written a blog post in an incredibly long time, it's not for the lack of making or having things to say, but rather that I have produced so much work since we've last spoke that I have no clue where to even begin.  My website (www.kaitlynjosmith.com) has gotten a beautiful facelift and I …

Our Lady.

I shot this body of work last June, and have sat with it since, not knowing why I did it or what it was.  Recently, after months of separation, I came back to these images and realized I captured white, Americanized Madonna, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Christ. If you ask most westerners to describe …

Nest IV, V.

Yesterday during my personal vision class I read my working artist statement to my professor and told him about my nests.  My statement briefly mentioned how my religious beliefs affect my work.  He asked me if I was more interested in the ritual aspect of religion or the spirituality.  I had never thought about this …

Joys and Concerns.

I don't do well with birthdays; I never have.  In general I am an emotional person; I get weird during "big life moments".  I honestly just haven't figured out how to act.  My twentieth birthday is right around the corner, and while I realize that this is not old, it is different.  I will no longer be …

The Things We Make.

This evening I was thinking a lot about why I make the art that I make.  I've always been interested in the why, everythings why.  I'm not one to make a piece and be content without seriously thinking about its purpose, meaning and impact.  I think a lot about the phycological reasons behind me bringing …