Akwesasne Artist Spotlight
Kakwi’tene 2010 / Spring 2010
Natasha Smoke Santiago
Turtle Clan / Mohawk
Natasha has been an artist for as long as she can remember. She works in many mediums, favoring Acrylics and Oil Pastels and often includes cloth, bead-work and other materials into her paintings. She also works with clay doing pottery and sculpture.
Natasha is heavily influenced by her Haudenosaunee heritage, history and teachings. She also draws upon the experiences of her life as inspiration for her works. Much of her work tells a tale, or has a story behind it, thus she calls her web site “The Storyteller’s House”.