Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Folk Art sculptures in the studio.

I have a passion for folk art carving. There are many pieces in my studio and at home. They are mostly early 20th century American pieces, with a few 19th century ones. It's often hard to tell their exact ages, with the hairstyles and clothing represented being the only clues. Several are signed, but most are anonymous. I look for pieces with charm and clarity of form. Despite their humble origins, they can be extremely modern and elegant.