PAT PERRY IS AN ARTIST FROM MICHIGAN WHO MAKES ART THROUGH CAREFUL AND CAUTIOUS OBSERVATION.
“I genuinely feel like my main concern is making the best work that I can, and if that means staying out of the spotlight for a while, that is fine,” he says. He would like to be commissioned to do some more murals in the city.
He works itinerantly, and currently lives in Detroit. “I spoke about my responsibility as someone making art and about having some integrity about doing it,” he said. “But there is also power in saying something with your art that is important and that maybe no one else can say. Even with my small little voice,” he says, mentioning the great architecture of downtown Detroit that still stands even if the structures are empty inside. “They thought about craftsmanship back then. Now it is all cheap vinyl siding,” he says.