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The Art of Dewey Blocksma

The Art of Dewey Blocksma

There is something about Michigan that I love…maybe it’s because it can’t be a “drive-thru” state, (those pesky great lakes flanking it makes it hard), but there is an authentic aura that is everywhere.  Gentrification hasn’t taken over the resort areas, people are genuinely friendly,…

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Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker's Sculptures

Jack Barker c. 1934 333 North Merchant Street (shop is around the corner) Essex, ILJust six miles off Old Route 66 in Essex, Illinois, is the garage of Jack Barker, and his hundreds of welded sculptures.  This energetic and fun-loving 75-year old is one big…

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Loi Vo's chrome bumper creations in Lincoln

Loi Vo's chrome bumper creations in Lincoln

Loi Vo makes great art from chrome bumpers, that can be seen throughout Lincoln, Nebraska.  Loi hails from Vietnam, and works  at Lincoln Industries, a chrome plating company whose clients include Harley Davidson.  When the gang from Harley saw the motorcycle viking woman, they had…

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Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

Hubble's Rubble in Howard, Kansas

It is hard to believe that just 2 days earlier I was wandering through the galleries of the Smithsonian.  Maybe I just needed to see the art in it’s environment, maybe I just needed to drive, but I have headed a little southwest of home…

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M.T. Liggett's knee surgery

M.T. Liggett's knee surgery

Just talked with MT, and his is doing fine after his double kneereplacement surgery last week. There was a bit of concern surroundingwhether or not to have them done at all, considering his heart health.But he came through with flying colors… He is in the…

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Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

Ice Storm Aftermath at MT Liggett's

M.T. Liggett  |  1930-  |  Mullinville, KS Metal sculpture environment  |  Created 1989-present That ice storm that hit southern Missouri was part of a wave of storms that moved through the Midwest for a week.  Although I wasn’t in Mullinville at the time, my dear…

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Robert Wells

Robert Wells

Robert Wells  |  dates unknown  |  Grannis, AR Welded sculptures The weather started to turn rainy and cold, and my luck for missing artists at home was just as dampening.  Luckily, Robert Wells’ sculptures are quite visible from the highway.  Spiritual in nature, and spanning…

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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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G & R Mufflers

G & R Mufflers

  My flight landed in San Diego in the morning and I hopped in the rental and headed north to meet up with the guys from Rare Visions.  They were heading in from the desert and we joined up in Lake Elsinore, CA at a…

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