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pittsburgh has been once they get started they start rolling they take a life of their own and often they're silly thing as the way things take place they they come from some mysterious place within i guess and cement afterwards when i look at it i'm not i don't i'm not sure how it came about were how it developed or just why this containment of being amazed to it as something that seems to appear that way and i think that's probably that's probably a good way to work or i'm going to raleigh
and what i thought of duty on his role well the memory of my hand and down the colors the colors of leather and things and one of the cue they strung my hands openness adelson and that the different colors of leather and on the different colors of the ropes if the kenya where they were new or used arms oh all of those things i think it really affected my that my think of color like caved in textures and think and continue to this day i would write these roads with my father from horizon to horizon trial weaving up the dance or spinning through mud first we gather up the horses and circling but mike the fence line circling us laughter horses mane at the
sky till the space we can reach see evidence on those ashley and heavy in my hand mother brown strapped into my memory or other i take these condos into my hands even when told of the colors of a woman on him and leaves i know it's a contradiction because i have witnessed my own might spawn the common ones whose strung out across the wrong word and you yeah gone are very very
visceral thing i use the barcodes grant in the beginning outline traveling and in the old days the traveling with the thing that carry all your belongings so in a sense what i did with i sort of put my fingers on there like you would go on a journey the idea of movement across the landscape of course with important to me and a pretty good honor and symbols for dolls and things that you might find in the grass children came from or encampment things like that are piled honest cowboy and then use the color of colors that meant something to new colors of smoke the grace the subdued colors and so in essence what i had done with that one peace we've done together my form was training for the abstract expressionist from my background and then my mike herring about many of the things in the indian world and for me it was that one of the greatest steps than in my whole career building to put those things together and have acknowledged great meaning for me the
peak of a nice boy this landscape shapes may be a campus as an open you hear a deer sniffs the air because the wind use good year a rabbit sleeps in the grass because the grass tastes sweet and here i paint the trees need the mall and fall into the circular sky we all make a circle return to begin an aspiring to sky ms bee lionsgate has nursed back to atone for moving the suns moons the light is changing shadows are changing trees are moving and theyre all these tracks there's always in the case of things going on this sense of
movement or written or activity christie's victory around warhol ellison area in which things happen in our things were done it's not static as b it's been a really unique
data yeah yeah in moulin heard vera because her parents have forgotten what that the hearts of the people alive or the length to ultimately no duty we must know the
confusion of angry voices we recognize drunken spirit circling the air and to see the faults boundaries that have taught us to hate our own doctrine memory has become a rock inside why not stow without top of a granite skeleton that gives birth to a child who breaks into the world with the psalms two on long that you can indeed because they're bigger animals behind are worries that could happen to them but those things became think that i carry only sought solace in or or held onto last where the animals and my father and my father was there some time sometimes
eleven and tom are sometimes things were not good weekend they were very difficult that i that i really improvised and by as i grew older with the times that we're good with him and the landscape in humans rats it lifetime's an isolated places where they're paid to stay at home after whom lifetime sentence became the things i think frankly animals that can sense that you're a person who can tell him and i know they have so i don't think you can
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you were talking to someone else some of the nicest things i've heard horror art that may be an elderly woman would talk to me and tell me what joy and bring to our daily life as his piece of mind and now say that every time you can't do you worry that it's a piece that springs to meet today and i think it's a nice thing to hear eight ways heartache you my guest this week has been deceased man nine one one exactly listening to you to be an indian well i i think
that i think that so that's a kind of personal and as a personal site first i'm an artist and i think that if we think about the jewish artists in new york miriam shapiro and pop rock and susie cry on friends of mine we don't think of all their work as a school of art i mean the dates came from different walks of life and so they have a tribal feeling because their jewish and i think of indians contemporary indian thing with having a tribal feeling brotherly feelings for one another but it doesn't because it doesn't describe your work and that was their job and let you know that kind of the show a lot of people came from real ending of that question that the whole the homeowner here
he defends strange today we look in the end we reached will in the end but i work with the indian they get that turned around with that the worker half of that do you think that you know this was their work and they look at that they looked at it but that baseline he'd been to college so they know we need to work with an opinion at all because they were expecting sales to wear buckskin the crap i compress it and because they were looking for in iowa that were riding in another la in the early nineteen seventies i spent a whole semester on italian adonis and to purge myself can spend out of spending this whole semester at the time when john and i made my own a diner and i'd been to new york to me something that i think very self
portraits on doors so i took the chair and down pain clouds on fried career kitchen chair painted compound died in an and put my indian the dial on here with the american flag identify with americans and also that her god with riyadh and then like the northern renaissance used a lot of symbols she has an ear of corn for a heart and that i printed picture frame the kids that kind of symbolize the idea the indians might only thing in pictures in museums some time from now and the baby picture frame and the baby has been in bodies inhabit she began to get the idea of anthropomorphism and her hands are made out of and a bird wing that for that same idea and i i went and i felt that the anti incumbent because
both became the platform thank you the point of the point the people he
could help sweden she sees us on the horizon ooh wee because but
the purpose be i think that it's as far back as they can remember my article head have always been important to me and n word good share of my life it wasn't made for other people who were with me for my gal than the fact that i can make it for other people now and other people can enjoy it i think it's probably you work for a nice thing that could ever happen to me that's always been an obsession there was a time when i had the obsession but it did not envision and i didn't have the foundation to have a vision and i think that the past twenty years and i love thinking of moving going to school and pulling things together to create divisions and on being able to bring out a few things from my childhood that really they really carry through on and put those into my work and
then reverend different fashion item give me great harmony in my life if it's the major thing and i think it's a great place really i had to fight for its life to my life i i think there's no way to take away for me now when i want something something that i mean i would have to be blind or something to to have taken away my life lang are
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American Indian Artists Series II
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith
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Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, Shoshone French Cree painter, discusses her abstract paintings, which depict her Indian heritage with scenes of early plains lifestyles.
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Race and Ethnicity
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Interviewee: Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See, 1940-
Producer: Red-Horse, Valerie
Producer: Hurd, Gale Anne
Producer: Mahoney, Stacy
Producer: Peterson, Jack
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Identifier: 2013-00084 (VMM Inventory #)
Format: Betacam: SP
Generation: Dub
Duration: 0:28:43
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