Luann Roberts Smith Artist Statement:
I am a scavenger. It has always been something wonderful for me to find everyday treasures on a roadside, walking path or beach— stones, pieces of broken glass, twigs, buttons, whatever. Over the years this list has expanded to tiny vintage things from flea markets and yard sales. I would love to know the stories these pieces could tell… where they came from and who thought they were special enough to keep for so many years. Although I’ll never know for sure, it’s fun to imagine, and I love the challenge of incorporating these treasures into pieces of jewelry, sculpture or mosaic— to be part of telling a new story.