"You have to be original as an artist. It is the values that are traditional."
"Once you forget the land, you forget your place."
"Where you live is important to how you think."
"Life is what we do most honestly."
"My art is slowly evolving. I'm trying to make it real to our people today." "If you stop learning, you're finished. It's not worse or better, it's just like quitting."
"Tradition evolves. Live life. If you're not growing, you're dying. Your art has to have life. That's why it has to reflect today."
"Everything traditional was once contemporary."