Monday, 28 June 2010

F is for Folk Art

This has got to be my favorite kind of art work. But what is folk art? To me, it's a feeling and I can recognized it right away. Some people might not like their art to be called folk art, but I welcome the label.

Wikipedia's description is: "art produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople. In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic."

The one piece of jewelry that I've made, that most reminds me of folk art is Turtle Treasure Necklace. Here's the haiku that I wrote for it:

Black Turtle found the
Treasure chest, and made fast friends

With the fetish drops.