Barry Douglas Smylie

Barry Douglas Smylie


Barry Douglas Smylie
I have been making art uninterrupted since 1965.

Image title
The Native Americans,
medium photography & digital print, 2014

A photograph of an acrylic painting of a Photoshop montage of 3 digital photographs taken below “The Lighthouse” on a climbing trail in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway. My figurative subjects are an American soldier and his wife who is an Aztec or Maya (called “Hispanic” in the U.S.). It is not a literal self-portrait but when working on a canvas for several months the result is inevitably a portrait of an extended self as in a very long dream passage.

The Native Americans