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stat man

 collage/foto by smith

in 2006, my art & poetry website had 345,360 sessions looking at 1,275,509 pages. 

2006 represents 45% of all traffic since the site was created 51 months ago, and translates into 946 sessions looking at 3495 pages every single day of the year.

total traffic since september of 2002 is 783,231 sessions viewing 2,782,306 pages.

2006 december – 106,950 pages … 31,899 visitors
2005 december -   62,788 pages … 23,084 visitors
2004 december -   60,246 pages … 16,139 visitors
2003 december -   23,658 pages …   6,007 visitors
2002 december -    6,023 pages  …   1,432 visitors

collage/foto by smith has 2,635 pages and 4,512 images of art, poetry, reviews.  Most of the art and poetry are mine, but there’s also a good chunk of my wife Kathy’s poetry and art – as well as a selection of the 517 people I’ve published over 20 years in my 21 issues of ArtCrimes, and an extra helping of 13 guest artists.

i won’t know what this year’s traffic will be because i had to disable the stats – used my web space to store my stats, and in just a few months ate up 60 megabytes of my site.  they’ve been promising for 51 months to allow users to clean out old stats, but never seem to get around to it.

collage/foto by smith

After spending 3 months in Croatia, we’re heading to the village of Albeilhan in Southern France for two months.  We’ll have internet access there, so I’ll be adding some new pages to the site.

collage/foto by smith

some other opinions of the site and its offerings include

Smith has consistently refused to be conditioned by the public, and it’s a good thing; we love his contagion of undiluted underground art / lit / philosophy / abuse. — Tisha Nemeth –, September 10, 2003

Let’s face it Smith, if the song “My Way” were written about your life, it would be lyrics by William S. Burroughs & music by Laurie Anderson, as performed by The Velvet Underground. The 45-RPM vinyl would have been a blue corrosion color rather than black, with Voodoo Lounge as the cover and “Voodoo Child” as side B. And THAT my friend would be one highly collectable single. – Steve Reynolds, June 2004

The blog is fascinating and more real than anything you’re gonna watch on TV tonight. –, August 22, 2006

ArtCrimes is the most significant publication of the Cleveland underground art scene in recent history. – Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Free Times, August 9, 2006

Over the years, ArtCrimes became an underground Cleveland institution, turning Smith into the ultimate insider of outsider art. In a long line of local troubadours that stretches from d.a. levy in the 1960s through the late Daniel Thompson, Smith is a freestyling, freewheeling word- and image-smith. – Milenko Budimir, Northern Ohio Live, June 2006

In Smith’s protean art, his collages and assemblages reconfigure the mind, beachcombing daily realities. Language is scavenged, just as much as tree lawns, and sometimes Smith’s punning titles are the best part. -  Douglas Max Utter, Cleveland Free Times, March 15, 2006

Smith’s raw and often unwieldy work belies a formal sense of composition, of balance and symmetry. Even the asymmetrical pieces have a gesture, or a piece of material that acts as a balancing agent. – Amy Bracken Sparks, Angle, a Journal of Arts + Culture, June 2003

these reviews are among the 38 articles to be found on

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