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A little about me..
Printer + painter + gypsy + wanderer

Detroiter

Now I live and breathe and work in New York City, we're in a relationship, it's pretty serious...

Find me at www.facebook.com/jdgoldsmith to follow my wanderings.

A little bit about the work:

Currently, I have two general themes. Some of the paintings are graffiti-like, related to the simplicity of working by hand and being immersed in the moment. I often mix paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to create its own flowing color blends and textures. I like to watch the work become what it is going to be, and find inspiration…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 1
  • Joined March 3, 2010

Favorite materials

Ink, water mixable oil paint, fine paper, texture mediums, gloss varnish, canvas, linoleum blocks, silkscreen materials, speedball linocut blocks, found objects

About

Welcome

A little about me..
Printer + painter + gypsy + wanderer

Detroiter

Now I live and breathe and work in New York City, we're in a relationship, it's pretty serious...

Find me at www.facebook.com/jdgoldsmith to follow my wanderings.

A little bit about the work:

Currently, I have two general themes. Some of the paintings are graffiti-like, related to the simplicity of working by hand and being immersed in the moment. I often mix paint directly on the canvas, allowing it to create its own flowing color blends and textures. I like to watch the work become what it is going to be, and find inspiration in the process of painting itself. Brushstrokes, bleeding, and blocks of color are left to their own devices.

Other pieces are of a more socially-conscious nature: Specifically, the post-industrial economic collapse that is taking place in our heartland. Most imagery comes from my younger years in Michigan. This is a subject dear to my heart, and the experiences I grew up on are a constant inspiration. I am fascinated with urban decline/renewal, and the stories of people who are doing whatever they can to survive the rampant joblessness, health care crisis, foreclosures and crumbling infrastructure -- at first, in my home state, and now, expanding to urban and rural areas nationwide.

It is my hope that, in the future, I can help contribute to the rebuilding of Detroit and eventually, historical preservation in general. The spirit of our resilient, hardworking citizens will speak volumes to future generations.

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