Designer - Artist - Craftsman
Great artists, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Hemingway, Cartier and Harry Winston, all have one thing in common… they were experts at their craft. It was through the fruits of their labor that enterprises were compelled to raise the standards of their industries.
Every industry has a preeminent expert; one whose resolute commitment to excellence far surpasses the remaining participants and raises the bar for all players wishing to compete.
In the classical style of architectural woodcarving there is one name that emerges above the rest - Phil Smith.
Like all the greats, Smith stands out from his contemporaries by exploring the threshold of design. Though always constrained by the historic boundaries necessary to the continuity of architecture, he is able to adventure to the edges where subtlety allows the greatest expression.
Through fine detailing and alterations, Smith constructs beauty in a manifestation of simple elegance.
Smith’s work is not purely artistic. For element design in architecture - 'context' is everything.
His creations do not develop in a vacuum but manifest from the inherent discipline needed in element design in architecture. Smith's talents are what elevates his work to a recognized art form.
There are many examples of stylized architectural carvings around the country but few come close to Smith’s work.
Yes, there are some beautiful creations to be sure but many lack the imperative of 'context' in which Smith excels. It is within 'context' that all great forms endure.
You will find no other with the ingenious ability, the scrupulous eye, the decisive stroke and the sensibilities that Phil Smith possesses.
Phil Smith is an American Master
Designer - Artist - Craftsman.
"I carve to create beautiful things!"
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