Charlotte Stanley, Smith class of 2010
This is my favorite piece in Smith's collection. Besides being a vivid reminder of the beautiful woodland trails branching out from our Olmsted-designed campus, it is the perfect piece to reflect on. It's full of tiny surprises that captivate your eye and imagination. Is this a real place? A utopia dreamt up by the artist? Can you find the bird's nest? All of the snails? My mind goes back to this painting often, even though I graduated several years ago. I hope it brings you the same sense of delight.