Detour Art takes us on a back-roads trip through the American countryside to drop in on some of our most natural artistic resources—the kind of people who create art for all kinds of reasons, but mostly just for themselves. It feels like a series of short (and delightful) encounters—with some fellow human beings who somehow discovered the secrets to becoming fully alive.Roger Manleyphotographer, curator, folklorist, and author of Signs and Wonders, Self-Made Worlds.
I have a passion for self taught art. Detour Art was comprised of art from my collection and photographs taken while traveling around the country to meet artists and visit visionary environments. The book — concept, design, authorship, photography and collection — was derived from years of research on the road.
This book illustrates a visual series of experiences with self-taught artists from across the country, to be sold both as a stand alone piece and as a companion to a traveling art exhibit.