The folk art tradition has long intrigued collectors because of its honesty, directness, and use of humble, often scrap, materials. In our own times, collecting of ‘outsider art’, as well as assembling collections of simple, hand- made functional objects from the previous two centuries has also significantly increased.
During the last 20 years, we’ve also observed a lively dialogue by artists using found objects because they represent the opportunity to create witty, tongue in cheek awareness about re-cycling as a positive goal in our culture. 18 artists from many regions of the country were selected to create this large and richly off-beat exhibition expressing the pleasure of the hand that folk art conveys, and the inventiveness that is the hallmark of art-making. The artists are:
Linda Lou Horn