Artist’s Statement

Artist’s Statement Auto-Generator

Discoteca Demolition Project - Photo by Kelly Lacy

Where’s my mural, Chattanooga? –

Leslie Jordan, after hearing about the Samuel Jackson Mural

Al on the way out - State of the Arts

Public service is my motto.

– Al Capone

Bessie at Track29 - Photo by Lesha Patterson

I ain’t good-lookin’, but I’m somebody’s angel child.

– Bessie Smith

Discoteca Demolition Project

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.

– Samuel L Jackson as Jules, Pulp Fiction


 A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

 No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

– Aristotle



 It is easier to gain forgiveness than permission.

– Jesuit saying



We are the music makers…and we are the dreamers of dreams.
So shines a good deed in a weary world.
-Willy Wonka
It is the silence between the notes that makes the music…the spaces between the bars that hold the tiger.
-Noah Ben Shea
Ignorance and arrogance are always a dangerous combination.
– Kevin Bate