Curious and unexpected characters created by Scott Smith. A chronic daydreamer, much of my day is spent inside my imagination. New ideas constantly dropping into view just as I put down my pencil from sketching the last.
Nature and the fascination of changing seasons serve as a constant inspiration. I also love perusing fantasy images from antique die cuts, postcards and children's books which often assist in generating new characters and ideas.
My technique is similar to that used by artists and doll makers throughout history. Papier-mâché, composition, antique textiles and trims are materials I combine to make my characters. Each piece is sculpted, painted and assembled by me in the studio of my Michigan home.www.rucusstudio.com