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DYLAN GARRETT SMITH IS AN ARTIST/PRINTMAKER WHOSE WORK IS A PRODUCT OF HIS VIEWS REGARDING HUMANITY’S RELATIONSHIPS WITH - AND THE CONTINUALLY GROWING DISTANCE FROM - THE NATURAL WORLD. COMBINING CONCEPTS OF OCCULTISM, ECOLOGY, AND MEMENTO MORI, SMITH STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CYCLE OF BIRTH-BLOOM-DECAY AND THE NECESSITY OF SOLITUDE IN NATURE. ASHES, CHALK-LEAD AND INK ON BLACK COTTON RAG PAPER SERVE AS THE MEDIA TO MAKE HIS IMAGES, WHILE REINFORCING THE NATURAL PROCESS OF LIFE, DEATH, AND REBIRTH.