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Photograph of Artist DON SMALLEY
DON SMALLEY
Santa Fe, New Mexico - United States


, Girl With Pointed Toes, Abstract Figurative, Request Price
, Woman , Abstract Figurative, Sold
, Venus Adrift, Abstract Figurative, $8,715

Art Starting At $18,900

Artist Statement

This man does not use the spoken language as a medium for communication. His world, his word, his art and his mind are expressed in the body of stones. Years ago he heard the Buddhist phrase "Only don't know!" These words, which in Buddhism might be called a turning phrase, point to the awakening of the non-conceptual mind. This state of mind seems to have opened within Don a state of truth and spontaneity- without formal teachings in Buddhism or any other spiritual discipline. He does not want the conceptual mind interfering with the creative process, or with the mysterious ground of direct understanding that informs his sculpture. Each moment, each work can thus be approached with an open and clear mind. Don does not want his work and his experience to be characterized by language, yet in direct conversation with that which is immediately before him. He enters into a dialogue with stone. Don quietly speaks of times of struggle, and grants that these times have given him determination and strength, turning him towards his own interior consciousness. His ease with solitude and his sense of self-sufficiency have fostered in him an atmosphere of stillness and peace. He speaks of what he has learned from elders, People of the Earth who teach their ways through how they live. He has learned both silence from them, and a kind of listening that calls forth truth. He says of stone that in working it, he faces a ...

Original Artworks (18)

Don Smalley, Untitled, 2005, Original Sculpture Stone,    feet
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2005
9 x 5 feet (2.74 x 1.52 m)
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Don Smalley, Angel, 2015, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2015
28 x 36 inches (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
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Don Smalley, The Kiss, 2001, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2001
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Don Smalley, ABSTRACT THOUGHT, 2004, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2004
144 x 102 inches (365.8 x 259.1 cm)
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Don Smalley, Girl With Pointed Toes, 2004, Original Sculpture Bronze,    feet
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2004
12 x 7 feet (3.66 x 2.13 m)
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Don Smalley, Woman , 1991, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 1991
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Don Smalley, Venus Adrift, 1994, Original Sculpture Bronze,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 1994
14 x 15 inches (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Don Smalley, Abstract Torso, 2006, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2006
24 x 75 inches (61.0 x 190.5 cm)
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Don Smalley, Venus Ascending, 2000, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2000
58 x 76 inches (147.3 x 193.0 cm)
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Don Smalley, Male Torso, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
28 x 34 inches (71.1 x 86.4 cm)
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Don Smalley, Dans La Nuit   The Lovers, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
25 x 7 inches (63.5 x 17.8 cm)
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Don Smalley, My Love, 1999, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 1999
13 x 10 inches (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
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Don Smalley, Reclining Figure, 2000, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2000
16 x 9 inches (40.6 x 22.9 cm)
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Don Smalley, Woman on Her Side, 1996, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 1996
26 x 17 inches (66.0 x 43.2 cm)
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Don Smalley, Diva II, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
20 x 10.5 inches (50.8 x 26.7 cm)
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Don Smalley, Beautiful Reflection, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
11 x 16.5 inches (27.9 x 41.9 cm)
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Don Smalley, Untitled, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
6 x 22 inches (15.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Don Smalley, Love at First Sight, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone,    inches
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
15.5 x 20 inches (39.4 x 50.8 cm)
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