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wooden wonders, silly things, and many more miles…

wooden wonders, silly things, and many more miles…

Donald Keeney  |  1945- Wooden Sculptures San Angelo, TX Donald once served as an illustrator with the Army during the Vietnam War, but I don’t think that can justly explain the true magnificence of his wooden sculptures.  Although his website describes his art as biblical…

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meanwhile back at the ranch…and the canyon

meanwhile back at the ranch…and the canyon

Cadillac Ranch |  Amarillo, TX  |  Stanley Marsh 3 and Ant Farm In a cow pasture along eastbound I-40 between exits 60 and 62.  Exit onto the frontage road, then enter the pasture through an unlocked gate. Almost 25 years ago, 2 friends and I…

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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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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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Some Roadside Attractions in Kansas

Some Roadside Attractions in Kansas

If you have ever caught the KCPT Public Television series, “Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations,”  you know that not all of their stops include self-taught art and visionary sites.  At times there are visits to some of the places your dad wouldn’t stop on those…

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FAST — The Fiberglass Stature Factory

FAST — The Fiberglass Stature Factory

F.A.S.T.   |  Sparta, WI Signage company boneyard OK, it isn’t really a folk art environment, but there is something quite eerily interesting about this fiberglass graveyard.  This is where every miniature golf obstacle, dinosaurs, Big Boys, sharks and other oversized critters that you have seen…

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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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