Eff is the author of The Painted Screens of Baltimore: An Urban Folk Art Revealed. The book, published last year, offers readers an in-depth study of this beloved icon of one major American city through the words and images of dozens of self-taught artists.
Eff examines the roots of painted wire cloth, the ethnic communities where painted screens have been at home for a century, and the future of this art form. Eff provides an in-depth look at a community based folk art and an examination of resourceful people practicing home grown arts.
The video featuring Eff's commentary is below.