My name is Kandis Quam. Art has always been in my life, from the moment I was born. I come from a family of well-known native artists. As a result of growing in an artistic family, I got to watch and learn from my parents, Jayne and Lynn Quam, navigate the art show world. Even at a young age I knew my destiny was to continue the Quam family legacy of art.
My main subject matter of choice is imagery with a heavy Zuni influence. The reason being is to instill a sense of cultural preservation, in this modern age the younger generation. I hope to help to further enforce the importance of oral tradition, and the passing on of knowledge, with the stories and teaching of how these sacred beings and entities were held in high regard by our ancestors. Through my use of visual media I seek to bridge the past with the present, and create change through beauty.
Kandis Quam (2:23)