I love Cameron Smith's work. It's a marriage of surrealist and realistic inspirations, patterns and figures, bright and subdued colors, and modern and classical expression. This kind of this is often done in Graphic design where images are easily cut from backgrounds and patterns are easily layered, but I've never seen someone combine so many seemingly disparate contrasts in single fine art paintings. Cameron Smith does it with such tactile beauty that it makes me want to put down the mouse and pick up a brush.
I thought it fitting to post this as we conclude the Easter octave, looking forward to our own resurrection. What a beautiful belief, that we profess as Catholics, that the body is not a thing we have, but it is us, and it is good. I feel the goodness of the body in Cameron's painting. This is the kind of art we need to be making, the kind that expresses the goodness and beauty of truth in a way that can be touched and experienced by the world.
Here's another one of Cameron's paintings for your inspiration. Thanks for creating this week! Keep on it brother!