WPC: Face

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week is: Face.   

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:

CubaBuzon

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:

Dog-faced stirrups (wood, late 19th century Bolivia, donated by Peter Cecere)

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:

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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:

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Frank Zappa, Detail from “Hippie Gypsy” mural – Tucson, AZ:

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:

Dale's face framed!

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