ORIGINAL GARDEN ART by CHRIS SMARTT
Inspired by new and dynamic applications of concrete, gallery owner, Chris Smartt creates unique tables, water features, benches, fire pits, 'suns', garden mushrooms, and stand-alone sculptures. Each work is imagined, designed, and handmade one-at-a-time. A fee form mold is built, then concrete is mixed and poured in small batches. Finally, every piece is hand-stained; each has a completely individual look. In addition to concrete, Chris uses glass, copper, stone, steel, and a variety of salvage materials to create his art. Chris has been a garage sale junkie for years and some of his best finds inspire him and become incorporated into his work. His tables and sculpture have a hill-country inspired organic feel and provide a natural and refreshing alternative to standard yard decor. Minor imperfections are to be expected and add to the character of each piece. All work is engineered for durability; and, with a minimal amount of care will last a lifetime.