Wednesday, January 30, 2013

folk art on the Rock

Last weekend temperatures in the Yukon dipped back down into the -30s, relegating our little household indoors once again. We turned on the good old CBC and found a great piece on Newfoundland folk artist, Ben Ploughman.

What a treat. Down to earth and without artifice, it's a good reminder that one need not hold a PhD in artspeak or be a NYC gallery art-star in order to create work that is current, relevant, engaging and political. Better the opposite, to be true!

A few samples of Ben's work. Stop by his website and see more. Read about his encounter with former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.

Fort MacMurray or Bust by Ben Ploughman

Grand Banks Yesterday and Today, Ben Ploughman

Up at the Cabin, Ben Ploughman

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