I found the Tierra poster in the “free stuff” at a yard sale last summer. It had a glass cover and a thick backing but no frame. The glass was ragged along the edges and dangerous. It’s been sitting in the basement where I was going to reframe it. I cut my thumb on the glass. I ended up tossing the glass and hanging the poster with stick pins.
What is folk art? As opposed to fine art, I guess – no training, naive, which of course is seldom true. What is perspective? To behold. There seems to be an impulse for art, an instinct, a need. What do we do with our art, our symbols and images? Where do we find it? How do we integrate our art into our lives, art we pass down to our children that they can pass down too, something we don’t have to go to a museum or church to peruse and requires no special training beyond apprenticeship, something that is part of our daily lives. Symbols break, topple, and images fade away. Behold Tierra in 2013.