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Paul Hefti's Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Paul Hefti's Wisconsin Bottle Environment video

Larry Harris just pointed this out to me… a great video clip of Paul Hefti’s LaCrosse, WI plastic pop bottle yard environment, posted by shimonlindemann. Sadly, Mr. Hefti’s environment has been dismantled.  To see more great photos of the environment, please visit Narrow Larry’s website.

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Onward to St. Louis

Onward to St. Louis

Today was a rock and roll day…not just because it was action packed…ok, maybe kinda.  We first stopped in Madison, Mo. to visit Chris Akers, affectionally known as the rock and roll barber.  He is a local guy made good. Forget about the current American Idol Missouri hoopla  –…

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A quick jaunt to the Mighty Mo

A quick jaunt to the Mighty Mo

Although I got away a bit later than originally planned (by about a day and a half…missing the Hair Museum in Independence, alas – Leila is reported to have locks of the infamous – Elvis, Marilyn, Lincoln, the Virgin Mary, and more)…I met up with…

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Holy cow – another review…from Raw Vision

Holy cow – another review…from Raw Vision

Sifting through the mail today and and there was my favorite art mag, Raw Vision was waiting for me to peruse (THE outsider art magazine based out of the UK.) Not only did it feature some of the art of James Harold Jennings from my…

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A great review in Folk Art Messenger

A great review in Folk Art Messenger

detour art – outsider, folk art and visionary environments coast to coast art and photographs from the collection of Kelly Ludwig review in by Scott Rothstein Folk Art Messenger, the Journal of the Folk Art Society of America Vol. 20, No.1 Spring 2008 _______ Kelly Ludwig’s book,…

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600+ miles…

600+ miles…

(Flint Hills, Kansas)   The trip started wild and windy…with the winds in the Flint Hills of Kansas being strong enough to topple a semi. Everytime I passed an 18-wheeler, I would hold my breath and go as fast as possible, “don’t tip on me.”…

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here we go…

here we go…

(car trips…a lifestyle choice) Bags are already packed, car is ready, new camera lens is on (woohoo)…and I am ready to roll on out of town bright and early!  (to those wanna-be robbers – there will be someone at home, with the dogs.) Believe it or not,…

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Kohler's "Taking the Road Less Traveled" symposium now online!

Kohler's "Taking the Road Less Traveled" symposium now online!

(“Blackbirds, Blue Woman” by Martha Heavenston, 1992.  On the grounds of the Jan Michael Kohler Art Center) “Taking the Road Less Traveled: Built Environments of Vernacular Artists” co-hosted by the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Kohler Foundation, Inc. An International Conference – September…

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Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Ahhhh…the first day of spring and a mighty good day.  I decided to see if I could find this old rock fence, armed with vague directions that the guys from Rare Visions gave me… (outside of Caplinger Mills, near a bridge.)  After a few attempts…

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Something is going on up there…

Something is going on up there…

Fridge Door Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. I was just looking at some photos that Erika Nelson recently posted to her flickr site about a trip to a wedding in MN, with a bunch of art car folks, and realized that there is something afoot….

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