Wednesday, August 8, 2012

mobill traylor


bill traylor (1939-1947)= a self taught alabama artist who painted on cardboard. born into slavery in 1854 on a plantation near montgomery, traylor began making art at the age of 82. his works are flat, simple, vibrant, expressive and full of folk stories.
this 'mobill traylor' was created for, and will be available to purchase at the menil collection bookstore in houston, texas.

10 comments:

Hazel Terry said...

I LOVE it! :D

Kim Baise said...

thank you hazel terry! i really enjoyed studying the works of bill traylor...so fantastic and fun (;

annamaria said...

Absolutely love it too!I am off to look at the links.
;)

Mendruga said...

Love this mobil, each little piece and i did'nt know this artist. Thanks for show him :)

Kim Baise said...

thank you annamaria and mendruga. yes, i knew of bill traylor, but didn't really know his works until making this. i learned alot and d that i love the works of bill traylor!!! i wish i owned an original :)

beccakacanda said...

you make the best mobiles ever. this is brilliant yet again. im a fan!

Kim Baise said...

thanks becca! i'm working on another (really wild one :) i'll be posting in a few days. i hope you'll come back to see!!

utbk said...

whee! im so happy that you're continuing to make them , i've been following along for quite a while. can't wait to see the new one

mobil*home said...

Mobil*home love your mobil!

hazel Jarvis said...

i love your mobiles. such fun, both Traylor and Kusuma