As I have expressed before it is very important to me that there is energy in my work. If there is no energy then there can be no emotion, good or bad. Smiths’ work much like Jackson Pollocks has a braveness to it. The work is unapologetic and bold. This is something I need to get better at, picking up a pen and just drawing and not being afraid of what mark is made on the paper. Sometimes when you draw without thinking this is when the best ideas come out. When I start scratching onto film I can not rub out or start again. Whatever mark I have made I will have to live with. This is why looking at Smiths’ work has inspired me to be a little braver and actually just get on with it.