Artist Statement

All my artistic intentions come down to one premise, ‘People that have given up, but still believe.  Like when Jack Kerouac said, “I’m catholic and I can’t commit suicide, but I plan to drink myself to death.”  This is not a statement of resignation, but a heroic declaration. 

Jackson Pollock once said, “Every good painter paints what he is.”  This makes me a thief then.

—Kafka Lenton 1.19.11

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