interviews award-winning painter and sculptor, Ms. Lane is also the designer of the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor presented to Rosa Parks by President Clinton. Her works are exhibited regularly all over North America, including the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonion Institution in Washington, D.C., a current exhibition at the Len Allen Contemporary Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the main installation at the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, in Montgomery, Alabama.
Tell us a little bit about your development as an artist.
ALL MY LIFE I have worked at three levels of consciousness: the individual, the social or moral, and the metaphysical. And always they've met up, one into the other. At first I illustrated moral statements with paintings when I was in Sunday School. Then I began painting children's portraits, trying to save money for college.