Cut paper bouquet - Artist Unknown
Artist: Bill Traylor
Marionette People by Clifton Sulser
Luna Park by Vestie Taylor
Great Carved Fish - Artist Unknown
Flying Elephant Whirligig by David Butler
Well, it's raining here, so our exuberance is dampened a little. If any fireworks were planned for tonight they'll probably be postponed for the Official Day tomorrow - unless it rains then as well. It was a gorgeous day yesterday but hey, you can't plan how these things will turn out. Mother Nature will have her say.
Exuberance is key with Jasper Johns' work, at least it is usually what I have in mind when I see his paintings and structures. The cruder aspects of his three dimensional work occasionally remind me of outsider or, perhaps, naive or folk art.Though Johns is far from naive or folksy. But a bit of the 'tone' is there - don't you think?
'Outsider' and/or 'naive' or folk art can be engaging, but also unsettling as well. I've always loved it though I've never had the money to collect any but a few bits here and there and even those were re-sold long ago. Now, of course, the prices are sky-high and none but serious collectors need apply.
Still, I love seeing the work when I stumble across it here and there. One can only hope that the artists still living are benefiting from the sky high market themselves.
Flag-gate - Artist: Unknown