Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, 1992

Trade (gifts for trading land with white people)
oil, collage, mixed media on canvas with objects, triptych
152.4 x 431.8 cm
The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, Museum purchase
© 1992 Jaune Quick-to-See Smith


Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's art is often about the land, presenting an activist point of view geared to preservation of the environment and Native American cultures. How ironic it is that her grave statement can be made by including bumper stickers, baseball caps, and kitschy cowboy-and-Indian knickknacks from our throwaway consumer culture.