the wire scorpions crafted by a street entrepreneur
for Oaxacan tourists to museum-resident oils created
by an historically renowned painter, the works of creative
people find a special place in our lives. Artists bring
their own experience to bear in their work. And each
beholder brings his or her experience in reacting to
the creative process.
At FolkArt.com we hold that
this artist-beholder relationship is one of the key characteristics
of the human experience: the scorpion may elicit a
smile, while the museum piece may generate a tear; or,
indeed, vice-versa. These reactions are evidence of the
divine within us.
But where there is divinity,
there’s a buck to be made.
Our mission at FolkArt.com is to facilitate
the artist-beholder relationship by introducing these
artists, their cultures and their works to our audience,
and, in most cases, to offer their works for purchase.
We represent many of our artists directly either having
met them through our travels, or by these artists introducing
themselves to us through
our web site. Other artists come to us through various
country-resident brokers who have personal connections
to these creative peoples, either individually, or through
town or tribal councils.
When you purchase a work of art from FolkArt.com, your
order will be fulfilled directly by the artist or broker
but, at the same time, you are backed by the FolkArt.com guarantee
of delivery and satisfaction.
Categorizing our artwork
is a difficult process for us. It requires that we link
minds with our customers who may have something very
specific in mind. While we present some very general
categories in our menus, you can simply
send us an e-mail
we’ll help you find the art