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Folk Art lures
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Chance Dunlap - Dec 21st, 2015 2:56 pm.
Chance Dunlap
Chance Dunlap
I collect exclusively folk art and homemade types. I am always looking for examples either for my collection or images for my archive which has thousands of examples. I maintain a blog where I post about the lures from my collection and others who allow me to share theirs. I am also authoring a book through Whitefish Press, focused on alternative fishing lure forms such as ducks, birds, snakes, gators, rats, gophers, chipmunks. Looking for book inclusion stuff and information. Please check out my blog.
One part of my collection consists of lures made from found objects. These lures rarely get much attention from most collectors but I appreciate creative ingenuity. As a college art professor I know that getting people to react to materials creatively is a challenge so I appreciate the efforts.
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Chance Dunlap
re: Folk Art lures by Gary Wood - Dec 22nd, 2015 9:52 am
Gary Wood
Gary Wood
I like the found object lures, they made me chuckle. Here are a few I made.
re: Folk Art lures by Chance Dunlap - Dec 21st, 2015 3:35 pm
Chance Dunlap
Chance Dunlap
yes, Joe, these are similar to make-do types. I think make-do is an old term derived from duck decoy authors. I want to shift the labeling into a more contemporary context.
In art contexts we discuss such material usage as:
appropriation- using something found or even somebody else's work- as an an artwork. in this case as a lure. relates to the "ready-made"- displaying something unchanged from outside the art-world and placing it within it. example- Marcel Duchamp's famous Fountain- an old urinal turned on its back presented as a sculpture in 1913. it changed to world.
found objects- using found- easily attainable- unchanged objects to create new objects. the toothpaste caps other than having a hole drilled are intact and unchanged.
it is a difficult subject and no two collectors seem to really agree on anything, but I'm 31 years old and feel that I am prepared to shift things in the folk art homemade lure collecting field. Joe I appreciate your comments.
re: Folk Art lures by Chance Dunlap - Dec 21st, 2015 3:00 pm
Chance Dunlap
Chance Dunlap
blog link I hope?

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