Through drawings and prints Aj Smith is able to explore creative processes with the freedom to experiment. Graphite pencil, silverpoint and printmaking processes provide an effective means to communicate subtle emotions and feelings where words are often inadequate. In drawings and prints Smith hopes to reveal that facet of ones personality held secure behind the facade seen during casual encounters. In Smiths portraits he presents the spirit of ones soul. This is most effective in the drawings of children and older adults. The accepting face of the young child and the aged is a reminder of our own innocence and humanity.