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Intoxicating views

Intoxicating views

I love Jackson Hole and everything that surrounds this outdoor mecca. Somehow it remains authentic while still being a tourist gateway to the splendors of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. And one of my favorite stops in the Grand Teton National Park is Dornan’s Dornan’s…

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Detour Art in Park City, UT

Detour Art in Park City, UT

“Iowa” by Melissa Polhamus, Virginia Beach, Va. Courtesy Collection of Kelly Ludwig Dazzling undiscovered art from America’s back roads BY GLEN WARCHOL The Salt Lake Tribune First published Sep 23 2011 05:46PM Updated Sep 23, 2011 11:20PM For many humans, making art isn’t a profession;…

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The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

Another early morning on the road, another amazing sight. Gilgal Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT After you find the fairly hidden sign for the gardens, the sidewalk leads you to an impressive sculpture garden. And, perhaps, the only folk art environment in Utah. The…

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Channeling Lou Reed…

Channeling Lou Reed…

The Detour Art exhibit opened in Park City, UT in the very same gallery that Lou Reed had performed in earlier this year, and Oprah announced her new network. It was great to see my “old friends” and meet new. Kimball Art Center – Park…

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See 6 States!

See 6 States!

And away we go…6 states in 6 days. Today, Kansas and Colorado, then Utah, Idaho, Wyoming & Nebraska! Taking I-70 across Kansas to some is boring – but I have to disagree. You have the Garden of Eden, a beautiful cemetery with forged iron crosses,…

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Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Nothing can prepare yourself for the moment you see the castle. Winding roads up the mountain, a sketchy cell phone call to the folk art GPS master – Narrow Larry Harris – to be sure if we were on…

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Cano's Castle

Cano's Castle

Cano’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Photos from my recent journeys…just now finishing up the editing. Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more, this amazing folk art environment was built…

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"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

"Rolling Through the Bay" AMAZING Kinetic toothpick sculpture!!!

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay from The Tinkering Studio on Vimeo. (courtesy of The Tinkering Studio) Scott Weaver’s family has lived in San Francisco for 3 generations. Scott started building toothpick sculptures in 1968, when he was 8 years old. Early structures were abstract…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Self-taught mural artist Roy Sproule donates his time and talents to Phoenix’s downtown art scene. The 27 year-old enlisted airforce, avionics technician stationed at Luke Airforce base saw the wall in downtown Phoenix, and was inspired to promote Valley Youth Theater He began it in…

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