Wood, nails, tin cans tops, mason-jar lid, paint
19 x 19 inches
Souls Grown Deep Foundation
Smith's use of the circle is repeated in many of her works, notably an untitled sculpture that once adorned her front porch, and I Love the Name of the Lord, where the concentric-circle motif seems derived from the sun, a presence in southern Mississippi almost as all-pervasive as religious faith. Although the exact meaning of this image is unknown, its reappearance throughout her work underscores the consistency of her cryptic imagery and implies a similar consistency for her opaque anagrams and coded letterings.