Folk Art, Estate Sales and The Quest For The Unique

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We, all of us, are striving and reaching for the believable…

There are worlds, and worlds within worlds! William Swislow, the person who has put together the sites above, understands this. He also understands, and expands upon that understating, by exploring how these worlds are tangential – how there is a connection between 1950′s road signs for instance, and carved stone at the side of a lake.

He has done this mostly with pictures. We are after all visually driven aren’t we…

The world that Mr. Swislow reaches into, is the culture that surrounds us, that has been marginalized, and is almost invisible.

I, for one, am thankful for William, and his piercing ability to aid all of us in regaining our ability to gaze…

And here is how this connects with the world of Estate Sales and Estate Liquidation…

We want to find out what is behind the facade, what is really in the castle, how people really live their daily lives, their books and records, were they frugal or lavish…?

We want to distill all of the information that we gather while shopping at an estate sale and form a composite of the person who lived in the house. We are a bit like cultural detectives, archeologist discerning from artifacts, habits, desires and portraits, what these people were really like.

And perhaps we hope, that by knowing them, we might come to know ourselves…

Martin Codina

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