Q: Does your attraction to Mexican folk art have anything to do with the way you see life or your taste for color?
Posted by barbararachkoscoloreddust
A: Initially, it was the fact that these folk-art figures opened up an entire new world to me. I had learned almost nothing about Mexico in school, a fact I found mystifying, considering Mexico is the United States’ southern neighbor.
When I started collecting, I was launched on a rich intellectual adventure with seemingly no end. The folk art figures had so much to teach and prompted many questions. Most were unanswerable, but still, I was curious: who made them, why, how, what did they represent, what did they reveal about the maker’s worldview, how did they fit in with historical and contemporary forces, etc.
Comments are welcome!
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