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Fantastic (and sweet) Hartman Rock Garden

Fantastic (and sweet) Hartman Rock Garden

Hartman Historical Rock Garden 1905 Russell Avenue at McCain Springfield, OH http://www.hartmanrockgarden.org Environment with rocks Recently restored by the Kohler Foundation, the Hartman Rock Garden is one of the most intriguing and revered works of in situ folk art, an outsider art phenomena where self-taught…

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Larry Baggett’s folk art tribute to the Trail of Tears

Larry Baggett’s folk art tribute to the Trail of Tears

Trail of Tears Memorial – Larry Baggett 21250 State Rt D Newburg, MO Concrete environment, Route 66 art Larry Baggett lived between Newburg and Jerome, just off I-44, along an old stretch of Route 66. “My doctor gave me three years to live, 20 years…

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The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

The Old Trapper’s Lodge at Pierce College

The Old Trapper’s Lodge – John Ehn 6201 Winnetka Avenue Woodland Hills, CA 818-347-0551 Sculpture environment John Ehn opened a motel in California in 1941, moving there from Michigan, where he had worked as a trapper. He hired a sculptor to make a huge statue…

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Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion

Tim Anderson’s Little Mansion 308 Seventh Street Roundup, MT Folk art environment, Private – visible from the street Wheels and pitchforks and sheepherders’ monuments are designed into a most unique environment. Someday Tim hopes to build an entire “Log Town.” Turns out there’s more than…

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100,000 cans make for one amazing castle

100,000 cans make for one amazing castle

Canos Castle – Donald “Cano” Espinoza Artist dates unknown 10th Ave. and State St Antonito, CO Found material environment Built: 1980 – current Entirely made of recycled materials, with more than 100,000 beer and soda cans, hubcaps, screen doors, wooden windows, bicycle reflectors and more,…

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Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings”

Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings”

Harold Bradley’s “Tinkerings” Artists dates unknown 14100 South AR Hwy 265 West Fork, AR 479-846-3197 Sculptures Private property – visible from the street Harold is one of those guys who apparently can’t sit still. There’s no single big centerpiece at his place, just a couple…

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Windmill environment in Wyoming, with ties to Christo

Windmill environment in Wyoming, with ties to Christo

Buryville – Mel Gould Artist dates unknown 3558 I-80 Service Cheyenne, WY 307-632-6160 Windmill environment Private property – visible from the street We were driving along, early-ish one summer morning, chatting away, when I spotted the windmill. Immediately, I sought the next exit and told…

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Truckin’ for Jesus – Robert Wells’ weighty welded wonders

Truckin’ for Jesus – Robert Wells’ weighty welded wonders

Robert Wells Artist dates unknown 8511 Highway 71 S Grannis, AR 870-385-7279 Welded environment The word of God is spelled out alongside the road in some pretty amazing sculptures, all using giant links of chain. Big, heavy stuff that carries the Lord’s message “literally and…

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“You almost have to be gifted to do what I’ve done” — Fred Smith

“You almost have to be gifted to do what I’ve done” — Fred Smith

Wisconsin Concrete Park – Fred Smith 1886-1976 N8236 State Highway 13 Phillips, WI 715-339-6475 Website Concrete environment Built: 1948 – 1964 “It has to be in the man.  You almost have to be gifted to do what I’ve done” — Grassroots Art Center exhibit, Lucas…

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Easter Island on the Hudson

Easter Island on the Hudson

Ted Ludwiczak 1926 — 14 Riverside Ave Haverstraw, NY 845-429-8705 Sculpture (stone) Private property  –  Visible from the street Right there on the banks of the Hudson, where the river is at its widest, Ted Ludwiczak makes his heads. They’re like friends to him, he…

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