My name is Louis Smith I My name is Louis Smith I am a sculptor and maker with an interest in anything hands on or messy and most at home working on something so big you cannot tell what it is until you are standing far away from it!
My work is based in large scale sculpture, puppetry and interactive installation. I am most interested in the interaction between the art and the observer or audience.
I studied BA (Hons) ‘Design for Performance’ at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where I specialised in Sculpture and Making.
Since graduating I have been working in and around Cardiff as a sculptor, Puppet maker, maker and scenic artist for various companies and institutions such as the BBC, Wild creations, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Bakehouse Factory in Bristol. Ranging from fully mechanised puppets to enormous hats to name a few amongst a wide range of commissions and outcomes .
I also have a keen interest in community-based art and workshops, working alongside companies to create accessible art within local communities for everyone to see. All my work is designed to be touched and interacted with a goal to remove that ‘do not touch’ mentality that is ingrained in us from an early age when looking at public art.