Cedric Smith

I'm known for my occasionally flat affect and preternatural ability to remain perfectly calm even in the most dire circumstances-- and for the inverse, sheer neurosis in the face of things like crooked wall hangings and too-thick ball points. I made progress and broke my mold today, however, when I gasped with excitement upon laying my eyes on the arresting work of artist Cedric Smith via Brooklyn Circus, with whom Smith is set to collaborate. At long last-- a response justified by the stimulus.

As if his work were not enough, Smith's studio is perfection:

Do you spy on that inspiration board the marvelous things that I do? It all reminds me, actually, of a photo I once took: I'd baked a chocolate cheesecake (from this badass Epicurious recipe), dressed it with chocolate ganache, and sat it atop a vintage cake stand, which I juxtaposed next to that issue of Trace with Biggie on the cover.

More images of this lovely studio can be found on cedricsmith.com.

But only a tour would sate me.


January 11, 2009 at 3:17 PM get Togetha said...

Happy New Year. Just wanted to drop you a note and say that I love the energy of your blog. There are very few bloggers of color who feature the best and the other side of who we are as a people. We are dynamic and we have dimension.

All the best.

Get Togetha


January 11, 2009 at 11:21 PM Sadia said...

Thanks, GT! I don't know why I'd never stumbled upon your site, which I love!

Best wishes for the new year.

January 15, 2009 at 2:24 PM Craig Brimm said...

I know this dude, he's brilliant. Really good guy.

January 15, 2009 at 2:49 PM Craig Brimm said...

I know this dude, cool guy.

January 19, 2009 at 11:24 AM Sadia Bruce said...


He lives in your neck of the woods, right?