There is a feeling of suspension in Krista Louis Smith’s cloud paintings, offering the viewer abundant space for escapism. Her slight color variations of pale milkshake pinks and French cream whites soothe the senses by physically absorbing one’s gaze. Each painting emits an eternally buoyant state with almost womblike associations. Through veils of semi-transparent oils, her barely perceptible shapes touch upon feelings of healing and escape. Smith’s paintings are not merely viewed but also felt, privileging experience over interpretation.