It always fascinates me to find unusual artwork in unlikely places. I also love folk art. There are some places that I have traveled that seem to be havens of folk art and street art.
Here, for example, is a mailbox I photographed in the old part of Havana, Cuba:
The San Antonio Museum of Modern Art in San Antonio, Texas, has many examples of faces in folk art. Below are just a few of them.
Dog faced stirrups (wood, late 19th century Bolivia) at San Antonio Museum of Modern Art:
Masks, San Antonio Museum of Modern Art:
Molds for paper mache figures, ca. 1930 (artist unknown) – Celaya, Mexico – earthenware, San Antonio Museum of Modern Art:
Oso (Bear) (painted wood); Toro (Bull) (painted cement, iron) by Felipe Archuleta – (NM, USA). He was a carpenter who had a vision that the Lord told him to “carve wood” so he began a productive career as an artist, carving a menagerie of animals. At San Antonio Museum of Modern Art:
Balloon Man, 4th Street Market, Tucson, Arizona:
Frank Zappa, Detail from “Hippie Gypsy” mural – Tucson, AZ:
Finally, here’s my husband Dale, posing in a “frame” which we found in a plaza in Tucson, near downtown: