On her journey from California and beyond, Katie has seen America in a unique perspective all her own. A former Humboldt Park, Chicago resident, she was surrounded by the rich tapestry of the city. Having drawn inspiration from a close circle of artists and makers in the city, Smart excelled in capturing the its eccentric inhabitants and the spaces they occupied.
She entered Chicago and left all too soon, but she continues her travels in New Orleans, signaling the end of an era and the beginning of a new artistic rediscovery.
Making her new home in New Orleans, Katie begins another section of the long, beautifully illustrated canvas of her journey.