From 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.
Our missionat 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. Thus, while we present some very general categories in our menus, our search tools can be used to find something you’re looking for. Or, simply call us at 1-408-255-7518 or send us an e-mail at Art@folkart.com; we’ll help you find the art you’re searching for.