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Henry Hall

Henry Hall has made numerous Mardi Gras costumes and model floats.  He also draws, makes spray paintings from custom stencils, and decorates his yard with beads, party hats, and objects from around his neighborhood.  He proudly recalls his U. S. Army service (1953-5), having a traveling dance troupe and running a dance studio in downtown […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2019-

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Portraits

Portraits of artists creators, and performers.

Art Environments – Southeast

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2013-2018

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Portraits of ‘Outsider’ and Visionary Artists, 2005-2012

Often self-taught ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’.  They may not produce any ‘for sale’ art objects, their work may be too personal, or it may be intended to carry religious messages from God (for which they accept no personal credit).  Many think of themselves as being too unskilled […]

Art Environments – Overview

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Recent Work

Recent collaborative documentation of art environments, self-taught, outsider, and visionary artists, Easter displays, collections and grottos.

Minter 3

In the lot next to his house overlooking Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, a historically black cemetery containing the remains of slaves, Joe Minter has assembled an “African Village in America” out of found materials. Upside-down crutch-spears, anthropomorphic figures and faces, slave ships, and re-creations of locations and milestones in Civil Rights history populate the village. Concrete […]

Minter 2

In the lot next to his house overlooking Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, a historically black cemetery containing the remains of slaves, Joe Minter has assembled an “African Village in America” out of found materials. Upside-down crutch-spears, anthropomorphic figures and faces, slave ships, and re-creations of locations and milestones in Civil Rights history populate the village. Concrete […]

Minter 1

In the lot next to his house overlooking Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, a historically black cemetery containing the remains of slaves, Joe Minter has assembled an “African Village in America” out of found materials. Upside-down crutch-spears, anthropomorphic figures and faces, slave ships, and re-creations of locations and milestones in Civil Rights history populate the village. Concrete […]