Liz Smith 's practise embraces the visceral and physical, often conveying her deep connection with nature. In her sculptural explorations, there is a strong relationship between the visible, and what is invisible: the imaginary and emotional.
Two current sculptural pieces investigate the concept of restriction. The natural form of a branch is caught between translucent panels, introducing the element of distortion and lack of clarity, which feelings of restriction can bring.
Red binding on one branch represents blood and the freedom of flow in the body, however the binding itself suggests restriction and containment. The use of colour is important in portraying the essence of life and the natural world, which is a core inspiration of all her work.