Luis Cordero Santoni
"I am inspired to create by the richness of my culture. We can draw from our African roots to create dances and rhythms that can move people out of their seats and into another world. We can draw from our Spanish/European roots to create literature to inspire the world. We can draw on our native roots to create graphics that had never been seen before. It amazes me when I think of what a small island Puerto Rico is, with so few people, yet our artists have created art that can stand side by side with artists in any part of the world."