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.