ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS
ART IS LONG, LIFE IS SHORT
Born and raised in Memphis, Allison Read Smith comes from a creative and curious environment where story telling and a strong sense of humor allowed for long contemplations of elements of life.
In her art Allison uses mix media, collage, found objects and materials to create a unique and imaginary world where the objects that surround us take on a new and greater significance. Both naive and poignant, these odd scaled objects and their repetition form a witty and unsettling group, adding up to a larger narrative.
The same applies to her jewelry: a collection of wearable objects built in a playful and symbolic manner.
"The jewelry I make is inspired by a respect for the simplicity and beauty of everyday objects. I am attempting to elevate these into something symbolically and emotionally significant. The objects use levity and humor to present our more serious and private thoughts. They represent the strength and solitude of our inner worlds."
- Allison Read Smith
Sculpted by hand, these unique pieces will lead the way to the exploration of your imaginary worlds.