Stephen Smith - Nida, Lithuania
Silkscreen print, edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, unframed
Destination: Nida, Lithuania
Date: 15 - 22 September, 2018
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm
“Nida is located on a remote long spit of land stretching out with tall pine trees and rolling dunes, accessible only by boat from the Lithuanian mainland. The wilderness of the location made a big impression on me. The light in Nida was really clear and crisp. As the sun went down long shadows cast long shapes through golden pines. I was blessed with very sunny and windless days so also took advantage of taking time to work outside in the woods, dunes and painted pathways that link the colony to Nida to the Baltic Sea.
I was lucky to work at a spacious studio space at the Nida Art Colony with double height windows looking out across the woods and dunes. The three things in Nida that really inspired me were; place, nostalgia and form. In my practice I am inspired by a lot of things which feed my practice and these are incorporated through my process. I drew a lot while I was on the trip producing hundreds of collages and sketches, all of these drawings were consolidated into this print.”