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Sound of Silence

Suzy Smith
24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Linen
$6500

” ‘Sound of Silence’ started with the dress, the ruff collar, and the flowers.  Before a model comes over, I gather as many outfits and props as I can use in a two hour photo shoot, being careful not to have too many ideas in one shoot.  I start by showing my model some images I have gathered on my ipad, and discussing what I want to accomplish, we improvise and elaborate from there.  The best models start by interpreting my vision, and adding their own unique style.  We work as a team.  In this painting, we were thinking of speak no evil, hear no evil, and see no evil.

I painted it thinking of how politically correct everything has become, and how my work is often censored on social media, but the image evolved into a deeper meaning due to the Me Too movement.  I think it speaks to how women are often taught to keep quiet, and not tell their truth.

The title of a painting is very important to me, and when I heard the song ‘The Sound of Silence’, written by Paul Simon, in the 60’s, I thought the words fit perfectly to this painting, and our current culture.”

-Suzy Smith



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Sound of Silence

Suzy Smith
24" x 30" / 61 x 76.2cm
Oil on Linen

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