Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Gallery Showing - Rustic Relics

Sarah from Rustic Relics has described her work as Outsider Art. Though that is an apt description it is an incomplete one. Outsider art which was most often made by amateurs outside of the artistic community tended to be extremely rough and folksy in nature. Her work, especially her jewelry, shows a high degree of craft to them which will easily be overlooked. There is a roughness to her work, but it no where near overshadows the softer feminine side of her work. Is her work outsider art? Absolutely. Do not stop there, it is the next logical step for the people outside of the artistic community. It is the artistic instinct which sadly goes unnoticed because of its raw nature. It lacks the flash and celebrity that sometimes can be associated with an artist attempting to do something new, but is in fact just re-hashing old ideas. Sarah's work instead took these mediums as her own.

posted by Out Of Jersey | 6:18 PM


Blogger andrea said...

I love Sarahs work! And I am one of the proud owners of her beautifully crafted jewelry!

Great intro Rev and wonderful choice of Artist to celebrate!

12:55 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

Her work is gorgeous and you have spotlighted some incredible pieces. And your words are a beautiful tribute to Sarah and her work.

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Cate said...

I, as well, think that Sarah is an amazing artist. Great choice--lovely pieces!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Carmel said...

awesome! BTW I came by to wish you a blessed and happy Easter. Take care!

6:25 PM  
Blogger Shesawriter said...

Wonderful pictures, Rev. You always do find the best ones.

1:15 PM  

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