Roy Smith - Part 2Saguache, Colorado

~Roy Smith 2

A slideshow containing images by photographer Fred Scruton.

West Region


Roy Smith (b. 1946)


Art Type or Medium: Assemblage; Environment/Installation

Viewable: yes

Secular or Religious: Secular

Roy Smith lives in Royville without electricity or plumbing.  During the day he charges solar lights for nighttime use inside the van where he sleeps.   In the 1990’s Roy was featured on the television news program 20/20, and he won a racial bias law suite against the police department (in a different Colorado county).  In addition to living in the art environment he continues to build around himself, he makes found object art assemblage artworks.  From Adrienne Garbini: ca 2009 web archive of a previous art environment Roy created in New Mexico

2021 update: Roy currently lives off-site.

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