Connie Roberts does not consider herself a folk artist, although she doesn’t mind how people label her the “Whistle Lady.” Roberts creates her own category of folk and craft art through sculptures that contain not just a whistle, but an element of fun and whimsy. Roberts’ equally loves things that are humorous from Mad magazine to Monty Python to the evening news. She believes that the essence of good art is that it is attractive enough to draw you in for a closer look, yet has sufficient content to make the time you spent with it worthwhile.
Above: Connie Roberts, “Zombie Lady.” Pine wood. Photo by Amanda Shackleford.