Ben Smith is an Atlanta-based artist, versed in drawing, printmaking & sculpture. He is perhaps best known for creating enormous woodblock prints of shamans, wizards & ceremonial figures. The prints, which sometimes reach dimensions of up to 15 feet, feature bold, black designs on white backgrounds with occasional splashes of bright color. Small passages of intricate details punctuate long, flowing lines that appear & disappear in undulating spirals. In recent years, Ben has turned his attention to drawing & teaching at the Chastain Arts Center whre he had a retrospective exhibition in 2019. His work can in the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Morris Museum, New Orleans, LA; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; and Brown University, Providence, RI.