The Smith Townsend Collaborative was formed by artists Brandon C. Smith and Travis Townsend as a way to explore a visual dialogue outside and in addition to their own artistic pursuits. "Our languages have overlapped. In this new space where a situation is created, we allow for the ambiguity that is grown from complexity. There is a moment when once disparate ideas become literally attached through the ropes of metaphor and material.” The Triumph is an ongoing project involving several installations and individual pieces. “We see the Triumph as a declaration of big ideas embodied within diverse visual metaphors. It tries to be epic, pathetic and hopeful.”
Brandon Smith received his MFA from the University of Cincinnati and currently lives and works as an artist in Richmond KY. Travis Townsend received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently he teaches at Eastern Kentucky University and lives in Lexington Ky.