Promises and Lies: Everything will be O.K.

More Works By Cheryl Wilson Smith Glass and Metal 2023
56 × 43 × 3 in 142.24 × 109.22 × 7.62 cm

About Promises and Lies: Everything will be O.K.

This distinctive wall sculpture was created by Cheryl Wilson Smith. The glass artist has assembled delicate layers of winter white glass frit (ground glass) in a dynamic pattern. Each stacked square of glass in this composition is approximately 4.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches and mounted on a black metal nail reminiscent of the old system of collecting notes. Is this a clever social comment on the idea of keeping promises and telling lies? Everything will be ok.

“The layers of my work represent many things but one of them is the accumulation of memories that are passed down.” Cheryl Wilson Smith

She was the 2014 winner of the RBC Award for Glass through the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Wilson Smith has received nine grants from the Ontario Arts Council and one from the Canada Council. Commissions include the Red Lake District Heritage Centre, Margaret Cochenor Memorial Hospital Donor wall. She is the recipient of the prestigious Chalmers Fellowship from the Ontario Arts Council which allowed her to work in Scotland in 2023. Her work has been exhibited widely across Canada, in the UK and the US.