Réne Lee Smith | Desire
Renée Lee Smith
Having trained as a painter under her mother, P. Root Smith, and drawing influence from her cousin Derek Root (a member of the Young Romantics), Smith has experimented with several mediums, including encaustic painting and sculpture. After her schooling at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Smith’s practice split from strict fashion illustration to explore the subtlety found in nature. Combining these interests, her new sculptures present a reexamination of the female form through abstract anatomy and textured surfaces.