A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

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Finton Shaw

October 26, 1946 — May 20, 2012
5080 Hwy 64 West
Conway, AR
501-329-0709
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Artist deceased, site status unknown

Finton Shaw was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1946. At a very early age he began showing an interest in drawing and sculpture. He remembers making figures from the mud in the rice fields when he was supposed to be working. Finton showed little interest in my studies at school. This caused much friction between he and his parents and consequently his  art fell by the wayside.

Even with little encouragement, he still dabbled in art from time to time and kept the lust for it burning and alive. In the last few years Finton has made a commitment to seriously work on his art.  His welded sculptures can be seen from the roadside of Highway 64, outside of Conway, AR.

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(Photos © copyright 2006-2013 Kelly Ludwig, all rights reserved)

Bibliography & Links:

“Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations” (the book), by Randy Mason, Michael Murphy and Don Mayberger, Kansas City Star Publishing, 2002.

“Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations Coast to Coast Travel-o-Pedia” by Randy Mason, et. al., Kansas City Star Books, 2009.

On DVD – Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, “Miles and Miles o’ Mo-Tex-Arkana”, KCPT, Kansas City Public Television, 1996-2001.

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