"I live and work in Italy during the summers, and I did a few drawings in Italy. I came back and put them on various mediums and this one ("Lovers") became my headboard."
"This is a soft sculpture by Rukiya. She lives and works in New Orleans and created this doll as her reaction to Hurricane Katrina."
"I was at an antique shop and found an old brown walking stick. I painted it and had it framed in a box."
"The gong is from China. It used to be inside, but everybody who came through felt they had to hit it. Now itâ€™s outside, and at least theyâ€™re considerate of the neighbors."
"This has 20 years of paint on it, so I had it framed. It's not something you want to throw away â€”Â it's got lots of memories and history."
"I like to find objects that I can paint on. I had this door framed and then I added the knobs and hung it on the wall."
"I found the mirror in a frame shop and had the glass put in. At least 25 people are on the waiting list for it. Everybody walks in and says, 'Oh! I want that mirror!'"
"The library is my favorite room in the house, because if I werenâ€™t a visual artist, I would be a writer. In my next career, I will be a writer. My recreation is reading. I probably have 800 books in here."
"This chest comes from China. I studied art in 1993 with a Chinese master painter named Yeh Yung Yeh. When we met, I had to give him my name, so I said, 'My name is Gale Fulton Ross,' and he said 'My name is Yeh Yeh.' We went around and around for a while â€¦"
"The tray, the walking stick, the door â€”Â I do everything once."