The Saturday Morning After


Time Is A Language

Posted to Personal at 08:46 on 3 March 2018

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Taking Requests

Drew and I getting the First Friday spirit started, well, I guess literally at the first moments of Friday.

Posted to Personal at 00:35 on 2 March 2018

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March First Friday

Come to our little party, Portland. I’ll have three new pieces up at the Warehouse show.

Posted to Work at 09:21 on 28 February 2018

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Old Abandoned Rooms

We’re changing up some spaces in the warehouse and I’m having fun with some of the stranger lighting & color mixes on the walls. I also needed a new photo for my LinkedIn profile, somebody buy a painting.

Posted to Personal at 10:54 on 9 February 2018

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Ahead of Schedule

Tabloid poster for the February art walk

First Friday usually has a prep schedule of, “Do posters Thursday morning, promote Friday morning, hang the show Friday afternoon and clean Saturday morning.” Having any promotion done two full weeks in advance has to be a record by a long shot.

Posted to Work at 18:33 on 12 January 2018

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Welcome to Distorted Perspective. A brief introduction—

—Colin Smith. Born 1982. Some punk rock kid turned multidisciplinary artist & graphic designer-type. An Alaskan in Oregon by way of New England, Georgia, Texas and California looking for hope in the wind. Working in the various languages of truth, systems and identity.

I create works of assembly. Taking a variety of disparate components in any given medium and attempting to build a cohesive whole, I look to mimic the disorder and confusion our conflicted, human lives end up creating naturally through time. My focus is not to communicate through any single process but rather create a language that translates across aesthetic approach; a message that resonates by any means of interaction.


E-Mail: colin at distorted perspective
Instagram: @aglowinthestatic,


Distorted Perspective was registered in 1999; it has taken many forms since. Work from the project galleries is 2009-2017. All original content is © to Colin Smith. Please link back to work featured on blogs; contact for any other rights to republication.

The site is a custom built WordPress theme based in the Skeleton framework. The front page utilizes the Responsive Slides script. It is typeset in Bookman JF, Acumin and Vendetta via Typekit.


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