5.18.2012

⸭◈⸭ ᏁᎯᎢᏐᏉᏋ ԲᏌᏁᏦ & ԲᏝᎯᏕᎻ ⸭◈⸭


































































i wanted to share some images from one of my favorite books. i have quite an extended collection of vintage 70's books. this is by far one of my favorites. Native Funk & Flash: An Emerging Folk Art. published in 1974. it catalogs contemporary folk art mainly from the San Francisco Bay area at the time. it delves into the hunger for a strong cultural identity. which still seems fitting today. every time i open this book, i get lost in the images, dreaming of what i may create. the urge to make something from hand is a strong pull. i am lucky enough to know some truly talented and wonderful people that are still keeping this tradition of the handmade alive. 

7 comments:

⟁ Prism Of Threads ⟁ said...

One of my favorites too! Thanks for sharing all these inspiring photos! x

naomi said...

thanks for sharing these, they are sooo inspirational! (also, one day i will live in an earthship too) xxx

FSK said...

Heck YAH! So rad, thanks for sharing. i've seen a few of these before but not all the ones you posted. Thanks :o)

The End Collective said...

Amazing inspirational pics! Going to have to get this book for our collection too. Thanks for sharing!! <3

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aquariansoul said...

wow i love these! p.s. i also love your blog

The Aquarians said...

I cant thank you enough for sharing!! My old boss had this book and I used to pour over it when we weren't busy, I've since forgotten about it. The time and soul put into making these pieces are something we all need to be reminded of in our world of instant everything. Good things take time!

Maitreya Levanchild said...

Grew up with this book (in the 80s & 90s), taking it down from my mama's shelves & being inspired every time - EVER so wonderful to see it emerge again, afresh!!

& "it delves into the hunger for a strong cultural identity. which still seems fitting today" - THANK you for putting it so beautifully.

Mucho amor, & keep up all your inspiring work, magic mamacita! Xox