photos by Tami Baum
When Andrew Smith’s father, well-known sculptor Denis Smith, sold his house in Highland a couple of years ago, it meant not only that Andrew would be losing his childhood home; it also meant he would be losing his studio, which he shared with his father. Andrew decided to leave Highland when he found a house in Lehi with an acre lot, large enough to build his own studio. The studio’s pad was poured in December and the 30’ x 50’ insulated steel building was constructed in the spring. The front half is all workspace and tools while the back half is quickly being filled with “junk” storage. The “junk” that doesn’t have to be out of the weather is quickly filling up the remainder of the property outside the studio. The studio’s inside ceilings are about 18’ high, allowing for Smith to work on his tall kinetic pieces. Two front doors, each 7’ x 12’, swing out to create a 14’ x 12’ opening to get the pieces out. These doors recently came in handy when Smith moved a number of his pieces out of the studio and into Park City’s Kimball Art Center for a kinetic installation that is on display through October.
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