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Becki Smith manages in her mixed media box assemblage to be at once humorous, poignant and vulnerable, all with artistry and innovation. Smith combines recycled images and objects to create art that has integrity and intelligence, revealing a sense of the extraordinary by layering disparate objects with imagination and emotion. The interplay of the familiar with the unexpected transcends the boundaries of the subject matter, giving the viewer the opportunity to wonder at the layers of meaning. Spirituality and humor are invoked in assemblages that touch on stereotypes, values, relationships, politics and sexuality. Smith’s work pulls you in and makes you pause to absorb and reflect on the miracle that is life.