Folk Art

Self-taught Florida

Florida is fertile territory for self-taught artists, whose eccentricity informs their imagery and challenges accepted notions about the visual arts. Their art generally flies in the face of tradition. It is not the point of these artists to be unconventional; convention to them is simply beside the point: Perspective is irrelevant and color is more a function of fun than theory. These image-makers' unfettered expressions exist on the fringes of art. They are interested in creating worlds in which they want to live, examining the ones in which they have lived, or exploring the ones in which they do live.

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