"Only the best art can order the tumble of chaotic events- Only the best can realign chaos to suggest both the chaos and order it will become"
  - Michael Ondaatje
  - In the Skin of a Lion, page 146

"I think now. I have a fuller view of art. It flows out now, and I like painting the murals. I can express myself."
  - Mary Perry Stone, 1996

Clowns - 1950's oil - 14x23"



Alabama Lynching - 1958 oil
"An artist has to find an honest expression. I don't separate the aesthetic from the message;I'm painting for both things- the message is in the aesthetics."
  - Mary Perry Stone

Mail Tribune article - March 2000