Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

b. 1940

Born on the Flathead Reservation, Montana; lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

Smith calls herself a cultural art worker. Elaborating on her Native American worldview, Smith’s work addresses today’s tribal politics, human rights, and environmental issues with a keen sense of humor.

Quick-to-See describes her 2006 prints at Tamarind as follows:

  • Eye Candy: The natural world dazzles me and becomes my “Eye Candy”.
  • The American Landscape: The American Landscape is undergoing constant change by political and corporate economic agendas impacting the natural world and creating an assemblage of a nuclear admixture. Some scientists believe that eventually humans will self-immolate, thus leaving the planet to the surviving insects, like perhaps the cockroaches.