Hand Signed and Numbered by Ford Smith, Limited Edition Miniature Giclee on Acid Free Art Paper.
Indulging an abstract inclination, Ford creates this epic painting by taking his own classic elements and fragmenting them further - mixing unexpected colors and painting with a depth that almost seems illusional. The mosaic leaves seem to vibrate on an imagined breeze, creating shifting, shimmering hues against a soft, sage-colored sky.
Thousands of geometric angles and vertical lines establish a sense of order to what appears, at first, as a kind of controlled chaos. Strong, grounded trunks mingle with the meandering younger ones in an organized maze of earth tones marked by blues and teals.
Beyond the foreground, Ford creates a haunting, hazy grove in the distance, drawing the viewer through the painting in classic Ford Smith style. "Energetic Breeze" is a significant exhibition of his completely unique, invigorating imagination. One of his most intricate, time-consuming paintings to produce, it is also one of Ford's personal favorites.