Trip to Fayette Art Museum

The small town of Fayette, AL has a noteworthy folk art collection with large holdings of the works of Jimmy Lee Sudduth and Lois Wilson, two well-known visionary local artists. Jimmy Lee mostly painted with mud and sand until later in life. Lois was educated and exposed to the world away from Alabama, but retains a singular, outsider-art style. We took a day trip with some friends to see the Fayette Art Museum and took lots of photos.

 Dancing girls, I think, by Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

Dancing girls, I think, by Jimmy Lee Sudduth.

 Lois Wilson, painting of a woman. She had hundreds of paintings of all sorts of people, all painted on found pieces of wood. 

Lois Wilson, painting of a woman. She had hundreds of paintings of all sorts of people, all painted on found pieces of wood. 

 Necktie quilt by folk artist. I will get the name soon!

Necktie quilt by folk artist. I will get the name soon!

 Saints by Lois Wilson

Saints by Lois Wilson

 Football players by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

Football players by Jimmy Lee Sudduth

 Lois Wilson had strong opinions about race, religion, politics, the environment, and institutions of many kinds. Many of her pieces reflect the voice of an activist with bold poeticism.

Lois Wilson had strong opinions about race, religion, politics, the environment, and institutions of many kinds. Many of her pieces reflect the voice of an activist with bold poeticism.

 Benjamin Perkins gord art, looking like a contemporary art installation with the starkly utilitarian surroundings.

Benjamin Perkins gord art, looking like a contemporary art installation with the starkly utilitarian surroundings.

 Another Benjamin Perkins piece concerning God and country.

Another Benjamin Perkins piece concerning God and country.

 Lois Wilson decorative toilet seats. I want one!

Lois Wilson decorative toilet seats. I want one!

 Jimmy Lee Sudduth cotton pickers and cotton wagon.

Jimmy Lee Sudduth cotton pickers and cotton wagon.