Dr.  Lily E. Smernou is an artist and psychologist. Her scientific research focused on  Place-based Identity, Place-Attachment, and Quantitative Assessment of psychological attributes and constructs.  Lily favors photography along with drawing and assemblage to visually express concepts and issues of interest. Allegory, and layers of meaning and symbolism pervade her diverse artwork. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, galleries and on the web,  garnering several awards. Larger scale Installations of her work are on view in commercial and real-estate venues. Lily lives amidst the trees in a large metropolitan area in the South-Eastern USA.