"I bought the school bus quite a few years ago with the idea that it would be a traveling art gallery, not just for Haitian art, but for my work as well. About 3 years ago the city of Winter Park, Fl and the Crealde School of Art invited me to bring the bus up as part of a huge national Haitian art show and a well known artist, Patrick Noze (a Haitian artist), agreed to paint the bus together with the community there. This involved the school, the city of Winter Park, and the Haitian consulate.
The bus is a community project; the art around the bus reflects the beauty of the Haitian countryside. Every image is a story of the Haitian people and how they survive. It is a way to celebrate the culture.
The arms? They are a total random thing. Kmart was going out of business and I bought them and stick them different places. They are magnetic arms and I just stuck them there!"