our greatest freedom rest is in our ability to expressively create in response to our reality through poem, prayer, portrait, and all that gives us the potential to release that which rest in the silence of our soul…

…even fools can give a wise lesson, and the wise are often fools full of themselves in missing the lesson.  And the poet a prophet whose poems go unobserved in fear of what they may be—a call to truth.

Until you dare to be innovative in art you are merely emulating what exist, not creating; art is meant to be new, challenging and revolutionary in nature.


…when in your world what you want isn’t given and taking what you want isn’t satiable, then perhaps the only option left is to create what you want—be an artists because an artist is only limited to own imagination.

—Tshombe Sekou

Sometimes you just have to be a candle in a dark room, burning unafraid of what surrounds you and waiting for you to burn out; your light is stronger than the darkness

—Tshombe Sekou

I believe that when art loses its honesty by way of critique, it begins a downward spiral to decomposition; the vitality of creativity is truth, not sycophancy.  There is nothing more critical to art than competent critique and interpretation as opposed to critics and lickspittles.

—Tshombe Sekou