- David Butler fashioned colorful, highly imaginative animals, people, dragons, mermaids, and angels from hammered and cut roofing tin. His figures were part of an elaborate yard installation or spirit yard, which he began creating in southern Louisiana in the late 1960s.
Thomas Mann sees jewelry as a medium of artistic expression like painting or sculpture. He studied performing arts in college, but became a jeweler because he wanted a countercultural lifestyle that emphasized simplicity, equality, and pleasure in ones work.
"I guess my paintings spread the word; they represent something. They get me a living, of course, and help out the mission here. . . . I am a missionary of Christ before I'm an artist. Give all the fame to some other artist. I work for the Lord.
Fritz Bultman grew up in the privileged New Orleans home that later served as the setting for playwright Tennessee Williams's Suddenly Last Summer.
"Prophet" Royal Robertson spent most of his life in Louisiana. As a teenager, he left to travel along the West Coast, but returned after a few years to take care of his elderly mother. In 1955 he married, but after nineteen years his wife left him and took their children to live in Texas.
Stoney Lamar studied wood technology at Appalachian State University, then started a woodworking shop to make and sell furniture with his wife, Susan. After borrowing a friend's lathe he began to turn wood and liked the spontaneity that this allowed.
- <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />Herbert Singleton was born in the New Orleans district of Algiers.