Clyde McDowell is a Northeast Mississippian folk artist who works primarily in sculpture and mixed media. When it’s cold outside, he stays indoors and makes jewelry. His art – large and small, public and private – is made from vintage barn wood and a wide assortment of found objects such as animal bones, automobile parts, and broken bottles and dishes. McDowell likes to get people, young and old, thinking about art. To expose his community to the art world, he often donates his work to various local fundraisers. In February of 2012, his work will be shown in the “Folk Art and Friendly Folks” exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, Mississippi.