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Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

M.T. Liggett  |  1930-  |  Mullinville, KS Metal sculpture environment  |  Created 1989-present That ice storm that hit southern Missouri was part of a wave of storms that moved through the Midwest for a week.  Although I wasn’t in Mullinville at the time, my dear…

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David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra  |  1956-  |  Norwood, MO Paintings and music   I have heard a lot about David Kontra, the blind painter near Springfield, MO and drove a very foggy back roads route, replete with Amish horse and buggies moving surreally in and out of…

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Car trip tips…the winter version

Car trip tips…the winter version

This was one of those days that I should have known better, and still got lucky.  A few hours after this photo was taken, the southern part of Missouri and Northern Oklahoma was hit hard by an ice storm.  I tend to be rather “aware” when…

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Robert Wells

Robert Wells

Robert Wells  |  dates unknown  |  Grannis, AR Welded sculptures The weather started to turn rainy and cold, and my luck for missing artists at home was just as dampening.  Luckily, Robert Wells’ sculptures are quite visible from the highway.  Spiritual in nature, and spanning…

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Harold Bradley

Harold Bradley

Harold Bradley  |  dates unknown  |  West Fork, AR Sculptures It was a gorgeous fall day, the very reason I was in the car.  Not having a lot of time to roam too far, I settled on Arkansas, with hopes of visiting Ed Stilley, Harold…

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Galamba Metals License Plate Fence

Galamba Metals License Plate Fence

Galamba Metals  |  dates unknown  |  Sulphur Springs, AR Found object fence Just across the Kansas/Oklahoma border. a stone’s throw from the Stateline Liquor store, runs a license plate fence all along a scrap metal yard.  I had no idea that it was going to…

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Ernie Poe

Ernie Poe

Ernie Poe  |  dates unknown  |  Sharon Springs, KS Barbed wire sculptures Ernie Poe has strung and repaired a lot of barbed wire fence in his days as a rancher, and he can’t seem to leave the stuff alone.  When we visited Ernie, he was…

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Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks

Monument Rocks  |  Gove County, KS I have to say it…it looks like we aren’t in Kansas any more… but here we are in the middle of  the “Badlands” of Kansas, about 40 miles south of Oakley and east on a lot of chalky dirt…

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Erika Nelson and her World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, among other things…

Erika Nelson and her World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things, among other things…

Erika Nelson  |  1972 (?) –   |  Lucas, KS Traveling collection  |  Creation dates unknown Erika is a force to be reckoned with.  Once upon a time, Erika was working for a television new station, doing graphics, then taught at KU, then was offered another…

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Mri Pilar & Florence Deeble

Mri Pilar & Florence Deeble

Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden  |  1900-1999  |  Lucas, KS Concrete sculpture environment  |  Created: 1950-1999 Mri Pilar’s Garden of Isis  |  dates unknown  |  Lucas, KS Installation  |  Created: 2002 – present We stopped by Florence Deeble’s Rock Garden to see how it was holding…

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