Sally J. Smith is an environmental artist and photographer living in Westport, New York, on the edge of the Adirondacks. This locale lends itself to Sally's inspiration as she creates magical, mysterious, and marvelous "faerie" houses made from real leaves, moss and stone (and many other natural materials) as well as the stunning sculptures the artist calls "Eartherials" which echo the beauty of a special place or moment in time. Each Eartherial sculpture, often created on site regardless of season or weather, is a celebration of the intimate dialog between the artist and the environment that informs her work. Sally then creates a visual record of the piece at its completion and whenever possible, after the sculpture is photographed, it is left where it was made for the Nature Spirits to enjoy. Sally Smith's work is regularly featured in the calendar world, as well as within other media. Smith's media coverage includes a profile article in The New York Times, "Leave Your Wings at the Door," which ran October 2014. Sally is also the subject of a PBS video, Sally Smith: The Fairy Queen, which aired in 2014 on "Roadside Adventures."
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