ABSTRACT

This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the traditional aesthetic of ownership was explored in an unusual direction through an examination the visual aspects of littering in the countryside. It examines contemporary folk art practices, through the lens of archiving and performance. It examines one of the images Homer Sykes made to document the Morris-dancing which takes place in Bampton, Oxfordshire each Spring Bank Holiday. This book discusses the WI scrapbooks in relation to the different timescales in evidence. It explores the festive practices. Describing Syke's festival images Val Williams writes that the dancers are: caught at a moment between an old way of life and a new Sykes' Morris Men are cheerful youths, their hair long and bushy, seem aware of the absurdity of their activity, half way between modernity and antiquity.