The works collected here are made up of individual parts of debris found in the artist’s studio and through his daily movings in the Bahamian landscape. The artist keeps a sketchbook, but in recent years has also depended more heavily on the juxtapositions of these very simple found elements that make up both his public and personal environments. The works are musings, experimentation, and play, used to consider not only the spaces he is in but also the influences these spaces have on him and, in turn, he on them. This is a defining partnership in Schmid’s works, works that he calls “a hymn to home.”
Heino Schmid (whose work appears on the covers of this issue) was born in 1976 in Nassau. He uses drawing, assemblage, collage, and film to drive his creative process of visual deconstruction and cultural analysis. He has exhibited throughout Europe and North America and works and currently lives in The Bahamas.
Heino Schmid; Off Cuts. Small Axe 1 November 2023; 27 (3 (72)): 203–214. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-10899190
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