"Unexpected Cornfield Fun," Photograph, Stephanie Smiley
DHS Employee; Bureau of Communications, Facilities and Operations;
Division of Enterprise Services
Was on Display:
December 2010 - February 2011
"My approach to photography is to capture rarely viewed scenes and
environments and present them in an interesting way. Whether it is a bouncy castle in a cornfield or observing the structure
underneath a bridge in Chicago, it is my hope that these images stir up
unexpected feelings in the viewer.
I have enjoyed viewing and making art as far back as I can remember. My
earliest, and undoubtedly most creative work was the mural of stick people
I drew with permanent magic marker on my bedroom walls as a two year old.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. in Art
Education in 2000, I began working at the Department of Health Services
and worked seven years part-time at a local non-profit art school as an
instructor for students aged preschool through adult.
I have been exhibiting artwork for the last 15 years, including in several
large outdoor art shows such as "CowParade" in Madison, and
"Prancing Carousels" in Lake Geneva. (Watch for more large
sculptures from me this summer around the state!)
My primary medium is watercolor; however I also work in photography,
ceramics, art metals and glass."
Sample images from the art display at 1 West Wilson
Street. Select each image to open a larger version.
September 03, 2013