Portrait in James Turrell’s House of Light

First identifying as a dancer, my love of art began through movement. My focus soon shifted from visceral exploration to tactile exploration. It became difficult to reconcile months of work leading up to one fleeting performance, and using my body as the vessel of producing art felt limited. These early discoveries helped push me to seek a form of expression that felt boundless. In creating, I’m drawn to the alternative functionalities of materials. I’m interested in what captivated viewers, and the mediums that immerse them in feelings of amusement and wonder.

As a child, I remember sliding under the table after eating a meal. I loved watching toes wiggle in shoes, and legs crossing and uncrossing while the voices of family and friends echoed above. What I found most interesting was the change in perspective. I discovered early that other realities were waiting to be investigated if I were curious enough to look for them. This curiosity continues to drives my work - I'm always seeking to uncover new materials, dimensions, perspectives, and realities for inspiration.

Brit Schmid is a New York City creative with a portfolio of sculptures, paintings, photographs, and graphic illustrations. Her work currently focuses on the development of a new species, Snailcandy, and their invasion of New York City’s streets.