Artist Statement: “My work celebrates my rural upbringing while documenting a fading part of the American landscape.”
According to essayist Bill Gaskins, Willie Little is “the viewer, listener and participant of his environments, paintings and assemblages.” The work has been presented in a wide range of experiences, observations, and sights from this skilled, spirit driven artist storyteller, editorialist and native son of the American South.
Easily mistaken for a “found” scrap of metal, my oxidation paintings are subtle explorations of
copper and rust referring to aged and neglected roofs of siding. They are considered totems to a
past, yet capture the eye of the present with an understated beauty.