Folk art is one of those design genres that I find can sometimes head a bit too far in the direction of kitsch, so I’m usually very wary of products termed folk Art. Mark Perry, the designer of this piece, was an antiques collector for a number of years, which fueled his desire to create sculptures that capture the spirit and essence of the folk art form.
Steampunked actually. Steampunk design is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the late 1980′s. It’s look and feel is combination of steam power with a bit of Jules Verne science fiction thrown in. It’s not for everyone, but I find some of the pieces very intriguing. And Art Donovan’s designs in this genre knock me out. Must be something in the air out there in the Hamptons, where Art and Leslie Donovan make their home.