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  • Healing Illustrations Series Public Art Project by COS
  • Mount Athos Clasp Duffle Bag (S)
  • Flower Of Life Digital
  • Shahada Digital
  • Healing Illustrations Series Public Art Project by COS
  • Mount Athos Clasp Duffle Bag (S)
  • Flower Of Life Digital
  • Shahada Digital
  • Healing Illustrations Series Public Art Project by COS

    Healing Illustrations Series by Christine Olga Smith

    I would also like to communicate compassion and understanding towards women in the Middle East and the Mediterranean and their families who have faced an illness such as breast cancer. Aside from issues of social inequality, these regions have been going through much political and social unrest, and believe that I have the ability to help shed light on the rich cultural history of these places through my work in a setting removed from its original context while providing more insight into Islam, the Arab World, Orthodoxy, the Mediterranean and how they are culturally related.¹

    The illustrated prints will be depicting women, children and families mainly in the Middle East, but also the Mediterranean. This series consisting of eight pictures, approximately one meter high each, will be exhibited in a public setting, with the final setting being in a hospital. Through each piece my goal is to convey elements from these societies unique and elaborate cultural traditions, as well as universal imagery, texts and symbolism associated with spirituality. 

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    All proceeds from sales of my Angel Backpack, iPad and iPhone cases on Society 6 also go towards my Healing Illustrations Series project.

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  • Mount Athos Clasp Duffle Bag (S)

    Donation: $70 via paypal: Blue Fig Art, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The design comes from a belt buckle with fan stitching from Mount Athos in Greece. (19th C.) 50% of proceeds from this series go to my public art project Healing Illustrations.

      To Order: Mount Athos Sacred Clasp Duffle

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  • Flower Of Life Digital

    The Flower of Life 1 of 8 posters from "Healing Illustrations", 42 x 29 cm, tools: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, 2019 This poster may be purchased; proceeds go towards my public art project, Healing Illustrations Donation: $20 via paypal: Blue Fig Art, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Flower of Life is a symbol traditionally depicted in Arabic embroidery, but also in Eastern religions, such as Buddhism.  The center of the flower shows an angel praying, from Byzantine depictions of the saints, and the four corners show kneeling angels in prayer inspired by Chinese painting. Surrounding the flower is a chain of women from different cultures holding hands. 

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  • Shahada Digital

    Shahada 1 of 8 posters from "Healing Illustrations", 42 x 29 cm, tools: Adobe Photoshop, 2018 This poster may be purchased; proceeds go towards my public art project, Healing Illustrations Donation: $20 via paypal: Blue Fig Art, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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“My Sun II,” Blanket Throw

MY Sun II Blanket

MY Sun II Blanket

The concept behind the design of My Sun II, alludes to the idea that we are all people living under one sun. The concept behind this blanket is a representation of my own cultural heritage with incorporated Greek, Islamic and French elements; it also is directly related to the concept of heat, as the idea is to create a small blanket or a throw. The design itself is linked to the masculine and feminine qualities of each person or two people united, either through love and/or mixing of cultures. The fabric dimensions are: 160 cm x 130 cm Fabric: wool and silk Colors: warm and cool such as light blue silk and natural dyed wool backing; ranges from light to dark shades, or inverted

10% of proceeds go to refugee relief through the Greek Orthodox Church.

Περιγραφή “Ο Ήλιος Μου ΙΙ” To ριχτάρι " Ο Ήλιος μου ΙΙ ", αναφέρεται στην ιδέα ότι είμαστε όλοι άνθρωποι που ζούμε κάτω από έναν ήλιο. Αντιπροσωπεύει την πραγματικότητα της δικής μου οικογενειακής σύνθεσης που είναι επηρεασμένη από Ελληνικά - Χριστιανικά, Αραβικά - Ισλαμικά και Γαλλικά στοιχεία. Συνδέεται επίσης άμεσα με την έννοια της θερμότητας καθώς ετσι δημιούργησα αυτη την μικρή κουβέρτα ή ριχτάρι. Το ίδιο σχέδιο συνδέεται με τις θηλυκές και αρσενικές ιδιότητες του κάθε ανθρώπου ή δύο ανθρώπων ενωμένων, είτε μέσω της Αγάπης και / ή της ανάμιξης των πολιτισμών. Οι διαστάσεις του υφάσματος είναι 160 cm x 130 cm Υφάσματα μαλλί και μετάξι Χρώματα ζεστά και ψυχρά, όπως το γαλάζιο μετάξι και φυσικό βαμβάκι ή μαλλί, κυμαίνεται από ανοικτές έως σκούρες αποχρώσεις ή από σκούρες σε ανοικτές. Το 10% των εσόδων παραχωρείται στους πρόσφυγες μέσω της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας.

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  • MY Sun II Blanket

    MY Sun II Blanket

    The concept behind the design of My Sun II, alludes to the idea that we are all people living under one sun. The concept behind this blanket is a representation of my own cultural heritage with incorporated Greek, Islamic and French elements; it also is directly related to the concept of heat, as the idea is to create a small blanket or a throw. The design itself is linked to the masculine and feminine qualities of each person or two people united, either through love and/or mixing of cultures. The fabric dimensions are: 160 cm x 130 cm Fabric: wool and silk Colors: warm and cool such as light blue silk and natural dyed wool backing; ranges from light to dark shades, or inverted

    10% of proceeds go to refugee relief through the Greek Orthodox Church.

    Περιγραφή “Ο Ήλιος Μου ΙΙ” To ριχτάρι " Ο Ήλιος μου ΙΙ ", αναφέρεται στην ιδέα ότι είμαστε όλοι άνθρωποι που ζούμε κάτω από έναν ήλιο. Αντιπροσωπεύει την πραγματικότητα της δικής μου οικογενειακής σύνθεσης που είναι επηρεασμένη από Ελληνικά - Χριστιανικά, Αραβικά - Ισλαμικά και Γαλλικά στοιχεία. Συνδέεται επίσης άμεσα με την έννοια της θερμότητας καθώς ετσι δημιούργησα αυτη την μικρή κουβέρτα ή ριχτάρι. Το ίδιο σχέδιο συνδέεται με τις θηλυκές και αρσενικές ιδιότητες του κάθε ανθρώπου ή δύο ανθρώπων ενωμένων, είτε μέσω της Αγάπης και / ή της ανάμιξης των πολιτισμών. Οι διαστάσεις του υφάσματος είναι 160 cm x 130 cm Υφάσματα μαλλί και μετάξι Χρώματα ζεστά και ψυχρά, όπως το γαλάζιο μετάξι και φυσικό βαμβάκι ή μαλλί, κυμαίνεται από ανοικτές έως σκούρες αποχρώσεις ή από σκούρες σε ανοικτές. Το 10% των εσόδων παραχωρείται στους πρόσφυγες μέσω της Ελληνικής Ορθόδοξης Εκκλησίας.

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  • MySunIIYellow Final Samples

    MySunIIYellow Final Samples

  • MySunIIYellow Final

    MySunIIYellow Final

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    Post-Studio Residency, Houston, Texas 2016

    Sea Turtle Animation  

    My project is about the sea, because this is where I spend a lot of time and get inspired. Some areas in Greece are protected breeding grounds for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle or Caretta Caretta, and my animation is about the moment when the turtles hatch on the beach. I would like to share the hatching process of these endangered species with my friends and colleagues, which happens only at specific seasons and beaches; and consequently hope that everyone will, “like, share and follow,” this project on social media.  

    Opening Exhibition, Post Studio Micro Residency, Houston, TX 2016

    Opening Exhibition, Post Studio Micro Residency, Houston, TX 2016

    Micro Residency Project Description My animation is about the sea, because this is where I spend a lot of time and get inspired. Some areas in Greece are protected breeding grounds for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle or Caretta Caretta, and my animation is about the moment when the turtles hatch on the beach. I would like to share the hatching process of these endangered species with my friends and colleagues, which happens only at specific seasons and beaches; and consequently hope that everyone will, “like, share and follow,” this project on social media. Like, Share and Follow: Sea Turtles Hatching, Animation, HDTV 720, 29.97, 1280 px x 720 px,46 sec. 2016 Media and Tools: Silkscreen print cut-outs on recycled and hand-made paper, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects

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    • Opening Exhibition, Post Studio Micro Residency, Houston, TX 2016

      Opening Exhibition, Post Studio Micro Residency, Houston, TX 2016

      Micro Residency Project Description My animation is about the sea, because this is where I spend a lot of time and get inspired. Some areas in Greece are protected breeding grounds for the Loggerhead Sea Turtle or Caretta Caretta, and my animation is about the moment when the turtles hatch on the beach. I would like to share the hatching process of these endangered species with my friends and colleagues, which happens only at specific seasons and beaches; and consequently hope that everyone will, “like, share and follow,” this project on social media. Like, Share and Follow: Sea Turtles Hatching, Animation, HDTV 720, 29.97, 1280 px x 720 px,46 sec. 2016 Media and Tools: Silkscreen print cut-outs on recycled and hand-made paper, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects

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      Group Show: La Nova Tile Showroom
      2325 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002

      Open viewing hours: Saturday, December 10th, 1 - 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 11th, 1- 5 p.m

       

       

       

       

       



       

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