Folk Art in Santa Fe

It was decided on Monday that we would run up to Santa Fe to the International Folk Art Museum. I didn’t really care where we went or what we did. I just didn’t personally want to drive. And after Sandia Man Cave, I decided to ask that we exclude back roads. A friend once told me that I had a hole in my soul because I didn’t like ‘the blues’. I think that the hole includes folk art. There was a lot of it that just failed for me. I think that I prefer ‘kitsch’. Anyway, I found myself looking at a lot of museum-quality pieces (apparently) and asking “Why?” Which I’m sure is not the response that the artist would be after. At least with Kitsch, you know that the answer is “Why not?”

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1 Comment

  1. Wil C. Fry

    I enjoy the blues, but I’m right with you on folk art (and many other genres of art). “Different strokes for different folks”, is how I usually explain it to myself.

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