Ringgold: When I grew up, there were no cars
in the street. Very few people had cars. I was born in 1930 in Harlem on 146th Street, and now, my work
is all over the world. The Guggenheim, the Tate–
everywhere. [singing] Interestingly enough,
I never thought of myself becoming an artist. I just thought of artist as something that you do. Everybody does it. Look at that.
Aren’t they beautiful? The art of a people comes from what they are seeing
around them, and I saw so many
beautiful color combinations and I interpreted
what I was looking and seeing. Anyone can fly.
All you got to do is try. The most important thing
to me in life is inspiration. I want to inspire others, and I want to be inspired. Isn’t that something? [drum music]