By Jay Johnson
This illustrated advisor to American folks artists and their paintings spans a century of painters from Grandma Moses to Kathy Jakobsen and covers such media as sculpture, pottery, and cloth creations.
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Butler, the focus of this art constructions made of cut and painted which turn constantly, presenting gust of wind. Others are stable. artist's total a The tin. Some new shape pieces all tic — fills to the viewer with relate to transportation, He which is — many of which move as the is both secular and biblical, but it is also has a bicycle, his sole wheels turn and the wind get up and cut not dated Cut-out metal; 3IV2" long Collection of Herbert Hemphill, Jr. Bill Buckner W. " particular perception.
Many a piece — "trying to let each material say voices taking turns or not" — and to express through work the conversations, cries for help, touches of humor and pathos that haunt him from his emergency-room days. For Blocksma, the constructions become a his form of exorcism of personal devils. Dewey Blocksma's work has been included in exhibitions at the Mulvane Art Center in Topeka, Kansas, and at the Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, Connecticut, where it was part of the Folk, Fantasy Expressionism exhibition.
Coe's creation was put out each spring in again at "freeze-up" time in the fall. when the river was free of ice and taken After several years, the family moved away, and the figures were put into storage, where they remained for decades until dis- which Girl on a Pig is a good example, are made of saw-cut and carved wood and often incorporate parts of barrels, bits of metal, ribbon, and horsehair. Their almost totemic features and clever mechanical arrangement make these pieces among the more interesting of 20th-century articulated sculpture.
American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century by Jay Johnson