Artist: The Artist and Cassie Pierce
LOCATION: Nick’s Restaurant
I was the one opportunity that I had to share with all of the other artists who were out here at the time, and work the moment of what’s going on. I took it upon my art to do a mural for the city.
I was hoping to convey that we are managing, we are part of this movement and we want you to understand that. We’re going to be the voice of Madison, as we have always been the progressive voice in the civil rights movement. I’m going to take my cue from the role models of the 1960s civil rights movement. So, that’s my mission.
For me as an artist, I think I’m doing what I set out to do and have been inspired to do by the other artists here on State Street. We’re getting people to focus in on artists and what they are saying. -The Artist
(Source: Let’ Talk About It. The art, the artists, and the racial justice movement on Madison’s State Street. American Family Mutual Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 2020. Page 130)