"He’s not a sociopath, nor is he high-functioning. He’d really like to be a sociopath. But he’s so fucking not. The wonderful drama of Sherlock Holmes is that he’s aspiring to this extraordinary standard. He is at root an absolutely ordinary man with a very, very big brain. He’s repressed his emotions, his passions, his desires, in order to make his brain work better — in itself, a very emotional decision, and it does suggest that he must be very emotional if he thinks emotions get in the way. I just think Sherlock Holmes must be bursting!"
Hank Willis Thomas
American, born 1976
Strange Fruit, 2011
"Basically it’s thinking about lynching as this horrific experience, but also the continued trauma on African-Americans. Lynchings were these public spectacles. I was really interested in this idea."
My Father in the Ice Cave, Alaska, 2013
"To destroy is always the first step in any creation."
"Poverty is a denial of rights sold as a character flaw."
"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason."