Carved Head by S.L. Jones, Carl Hammer, Gallery Chicago
These are not artists that go buy canvases and oil paints and so on, but they find themselves scratching one day with a bit of nail against this soft bit of stone, and suddenly they're making a mark which turns into a picture, which turns into a carving, which then is set alongside other pieces and grows. And it's that progression of the impulse, I think, that's the key. And it should within our definition, be taking place without a sense of fitting in. So there is that , perhaps slightly guilty quality, that you're doing something that you don't quite know what it is, you can't define it, and you often don't know, you often don't have a pretext or an end in mind.
Roger Cardinal, Raw Vision Spring '98 pg. 2