For the last forty years Dennis Smith’s work and presence has been a driving force in sculpture in the United States. His representations of families, mothers, and children in sculpture have become a national treasure. His work is located in hundreds of public and private collections, in museums and public squares throughout the entire United States and many countries of the world.
Dennis Smith is as much a philosopher as he is an artist. His work is a window into who he is and his views on life. His impressionistic style captures his exuberance for life and embodies his passion for transcendence – expressed through the spontaneity of children, reflections of the past and hopes for the future. At the core of Dennis’ work is the spirit of the human soul. We often see this represented through the innocence of childhood. To Dennis, the child is a metaphor for life. Children’s lives, as they explore the world around them, parallel our lives as adults as we discover our identity in this universe. Each piece by Dennis Smith captures this spirit, still vibrant and alive, frozen in the moment of discovery.