by Lamia Larkin in New Art on Wednesday 14 July 2010

A simple way to sum up Cassandra Smith’s artwork would be to describe it as ‘bedazzled taxidermy’. Further inspection of her work reveals careful precision, amazing attention to detail, and a whole new spin and respect for the decorative arts.

Cassandra Smith has managed to take unexpected items and put them together in a way that seems playful and perplexing — like your crazy grandmother who lives in the Midwest, and wears crazy costume jewelry to bingo night dinners at the local hunting lodge. In other words: amazing!
Cassandra Smith art
Cassandra Smith art