JH: ‘You might use vernacular materials, but it’s not like you’re doing brut or primitive art.’
SM: ‘No, I’m not a primitive artist, I’m trained, and I’m glad I am. I love the outsider artists, they’re obsessed, but in a different way. It’s about their own possession, it’s really not about dealing with a community or people. But the Rural Studio parallels outsider artists because of the materials we use and the vernacular landscape we’re inspired by.’"
— Samuel Mockbee in an interview by Judy Hudson featured in Bomb Magazine