Mother Dwarf's work feels deeply, intrinsically, unnervingly correct in ways that are mysteriously unconscious to me. She is keeping a different sort of record, telling slanted stories. She is mother goose for the intentionally lost and half-enlightened. niisha - 9.10.2003
Florence E. Smith, a tall woman known in art circles as Mother Dwarf, came from Las Vegas to join her son, Smith, at his insistence when she was widowed in 1990. A former ceramist and quilter, she does assemblage art. Her stamp is brightly appealing narrative pieces with fairy tale themes."
Helen Cullinan - The Cleveland Plain Dealer - 9.30.1993