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Peg Leg's yard

Peg Leg's yard

Somewhere in Wisconsin, near Mt. Horeb Metal sculpture yard Driving along a back highway, there was a yard full of sculptures.  No one was home, and I couldn’t find an address…but had to stop the car and take a couple of photos.  Maybe they were…

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Earl Wayne Simmons

Earl Wayne Simmons

Earl Wayne Simmons  |  1956-  |  Bovina, MS Found object environment and paintings Original site 1980s – 2002.  |  New site (same location) 2002 – present As a child, Earl Wayne Simmons made his own toys from scraps of cardboard, jar lids, and bottlecaps, sometimes…

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Margaret's Grocery

Margaret's Grocery

Reverend H. D. Dennis |  1916-  |  Margaret Rogers Dennis  |  dates unknown Vicksburg, MS Embellished visionary environment  |  Created 1994 to present Sometimes you just get lucky.  I had been wanting to meet the Reverend Dennis and his wife Margaret for sometime, and now…

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McMath Sculptures

McMath Sculptures

Gordon McMath  |  unknown  |  Mountainair, NM Found object metal sculptures  |  Creation dates unknown Sometimes you find things while getting lost.  Around the corner from Pop Shaffer’s Hotel, there is a house with great found object sculptures.  No one was home.

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Shaffer Hotel & Rancho Bonito

Shaffer Hotel & Rancho Bonito

Clem “Pop” Shaffer  |  1880-unknown  |  Mountainair, NM Lodging and home environment  |  Rancho Bonito – 1937 • Shaffer Hotel – 1922 In the early 1900s, “Pop” Shaffer moved to Mountainair, New Mexico—a thriving community known as the “Pinto Bean Capitol of the World”—to work…

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The Bone Zone

The Bone Zone

Tammy Jean Lange  |  1958- |  Madrillos, NM Found object environment  |  Created 1994 to present Along the Turquoise Trail, just outside Madrid, New Mexico lurks “The Bone Zone,” the ever-evolving found object and road kill environment/miniature village by Tammy Jean Lange, also known as…

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Michael Austin Wright

Michael Austin Wright

Michael Austin Wright  |  unknown  |  Madrid, NM Metal sculptures  |  Creation dates unknown Along the “Turquoise Trail,” (Highway 14) in between Albuquerque and Madrid, there is a home with incredible welded sculptures.  Cowboys, horses, and more… Alas, no one was home, but the view…

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Aztec Motel

Aztec Motel

  Phyllis Evans� |� dates unknown� |� Albuquerque, NM Embellished environment� ed |� Created 1994 Along Historic Route 66 and all of the great old neon motel signs, there is one particular motel that caught my attention…the Aztec Motel.� Not only is the signage eye-popping,…

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Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight's Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight | 1931- | Niland, CA Spiritual environment – masterpiece | Created in the mid 1980s to present All Leonard Knight wants you to know is that “God is Love.” We arrived in Calpatria the night before and checked in to our motel. It…

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Desert Tower and Boulder Park Caves

Desert Tower and Boulder Park Caves

  Bert Vaughn and M.T. Ratcliffe  |  Bert 1878–1974 &  MT 1882–1956  |  Jacumba, CA Environment with rock sculptures  |  Created 1920 to mid 1930s My Midwest upbringing didn’t prepared me for the dramatic landscapes of the southern California mountain desert.  The mountains looked like…

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