Mohawk Potter. Painter. Life-Caster. Maker.
She:kon, I am Natasha Smoke Santiago, and I make artwork. My work makes me feel, and I hope it makes you feel. As you may see, my art is heavily influenced by the symbols, stories and history of my culture. This is not only native american art, but Haudenosaunee Art, distinct and full of deep meaning, meaning that I try to share with the world and also with my family. I am carrying on traditions handed to me by Elders and I hope to hand that knowledge to my children through living the culture. Most of my works have a story connected with them, and as time goes by, more of those stories will be shared here. Not every work is that deep, some are just pretty, and I hope those bring you joy as well!