P. Roch Smith
equilibrationplay - replaybronze vacuum castingsplastic patterns | pre-castingGAME ON!Gordie Howe Hat Trickfun work | hard playphantomsas i came upon a clearing siren(s) pain of trees playhouse HotBox Riverwoodelements of identityhabidasherthis sporting lifesquared circle - boxingConflict Resolution: How Hockey Teaches You to get Ahead in LifeGI Joe

The concept of play is relevant to my concerns, notably the idea that creative solutions might be found within a sense of play - of the possibilities that it offers. In the creative act, it is often beneficial to undertake “serious play” as a means of generating solutions and objects.

Using toys as a foundation material is a natural fit that I have gravitated toward as a means of speaking to my concerns. Toys have always fascinated me – how they function and how their meanings can be ‘read’. For such simple objects toys inhabit a complex space – a space that might not be exclusive to issues of socialization, aggression, domesticity, violence, gender and cooperation.

I am engaged with structure and the making of objects - both intimate and large scale. I strongly believe that the well-made object is the fundamental basis for any meaningful artistic production.