By definition, folk art is art that is created by an untrained person. Both my husband and I are drawn to it and our own house has become a resting spot for many pieces over time.
Every year, at this time, I have an itch to go back to visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. The photos above and the video below are from the Santa Fe Folk Art Museum. I know that this draw has to do with many fond memories from several trips there during this time of year. There is something very alluring about being there every fall.
In my own classroom, we are currently working on a writing project inspired by folk art from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Colonial Williamsburg. For me, it matters not where the folk art comes from, I just love it.
I look at the pieces and I wonder...
Wny did you create this? Is there a story? Did you ever imagine your work would be in a museum or part of someone's collection?
Objects tell stories. The stories could be from the creator or from the collector. They are stories.
What do you collect? What inspires you? Why?