Buddy Snipes

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Folk artist Buddy Snipes was born in Macon County, Alabama on October 30, 1943. As a child, he used to make his own toys out of anything he could find. His school years were short and soon he took on odd jobs as a dishwasher, farm-hand, day laborer. He soon realized that he was good at fixing things and so he began repairing to earn a living. That’s when he started to make objects from found objects: roots, old cans, mirrors, tin… just about anything he can find. “I sees something,” says Buddy, “and it just comes to me, and I goes and makes it.”