Though only a small sketch, this watercolor demonstrates a pervasive influence of Asian artistic styles and motifs upon Southern artists of the time. This is especially apparent by the strong vertical composition and the use of black, ink-like pigment with sparse color. Encouraged by Birge Harrison, Alice Smith adopted a more introspective philosophy and artistic approach than many of her contemporaries. In the manner of an Asian silk scroll painting, Gathering Wood reminds us that the activities of men take a secondary role to the landscape itself.
Smith, Alice Ravenel Huger
Wright Collection of Southern Art
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watercolor on paper
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