I have a real love for obsessive, patterned artwork. There's something so compelling about the detailing and the obvious time it took to make it come to be. These gouache paintings on paper by geoffrey todd smith are such a fine example of that very thing. I love their patterning, which remind me of aboriginal dreaming paintings as well as illustrations of some intricate brain function. Primal and scientific, decorative and precise, this work draws me in and keeps me there. Thinking, wondering and marveling, which is something I really appreciate.