by Everette James
230 pages, Professional Press
Dr. A. Everette James is an experienced collector who enjoys understanding folk artists as much as owning their art. In Essays in Folk Art are tales of his experiences in seeking out both well-known and little-known folk artists. He has traveled thousands of miles over the backroads of the South for the pleasure of meeting an artist, seeing the environment in which he or she works, and engaging in a conversation of discovery. He has sat in living rooms and workshops, sincerely admiring the work of painters, found-object sculptors, and root carvers. He knows the Sand Man, the Tin Man, the Gourd Queen, and the Furniture Man.