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© Copyright Joni Smith 2012

I build fictitious worlds using everyday objects.  I work mostly with maps, reordering them into new worlds. Before assembling the work I devise a set of rules to follow & from then on I become machine-like in my adherence to them.  Decisions are made, but not ones that compromise the rule set.

 

"The idea becomes a machine that makes the art",  Sol LeWitt


The work is labour-intensive, giving the impression of a kind of natural development, where rocks & land are slowly formed, or reformed.  As each piece takes shape it is clear to see one world breaking down as the other emerges.  I see my practice as a series of quasi-scientific investigations, contrasting installation and paper based work. 

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