by Ariadna Zierold
Kaitlyn Jo Smith is an artist, adventurer and content creator who is currently living and working in Tucson, Arizona, where she is pursuing her MFA in photography at the University of Arizona. Smith received her BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio. Her art often includes found imagery and objects containing themes of nostalgia and a strong longing for home.
Made with the physical earth, each mud print calls into question the meaning of home. Kaitlyn creates a sense of uncommon sentimentality through simultaneously preserving and erasing histories. The photograph allows the viewer to enter the property but never the home.