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A welded wonderland in Arkansas — Finton Shaw

Finton Shaw October 26, 1946 — May 20, 2012 Conway, AR Welded sculptures Finton Shaw was born in England, Arkansas on October 26, 1946. At a very early age he began showing an interest in drawing and sculpture. He remembers making figures from the mud…

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A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

Art Field – Myron “M.T.” Liggett 1930 — August 17, 2017 Mullinville, KS Sculpture environment Built: 1989-2016 “I say what I want to say, and I piss a lot of people off.” M. T. Liggett was born into a sharecropping family in tiny Mullinville, Kansas…

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Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Montrose, S.D., sculpture park puts one man’s fertile imagination on display The Associated Press IF YOU GO … Porter Sculpture Park: 25700 451st Ave., Montrose, S.D., 1/2 mile south of Exit 374 on Interstate 90; portersculpturepark.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day….

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Vollis Simpson's Whirligig Park to Move

(Thanks to Robert Long for letting me know about this article on the News Observer web site) NEWS & OBSERVER FILE PHOTO – ROBERT WILLETT Vollis Simpson, 91, has made the whirligigs his life’s work. He and his wife, Jean, are selling 32 large pieces…

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Fire at MT Liggett's can't keep him down!

I just talked to MT and he is still just as full of spit and vinegar as ever.  Of course, he is saddened by the fire, and suspects that a small second fire on Monday could have been arson, but none of this can keep…

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Vollis Simpson and the New York Times

Junkyard Poet of Whirligigs and Windmills By SCOTT SHANE Published: April 5, 2010 New York Times LUCAMA, N.C. — Just when you think you’ve traveled too far down Wiggins Mill Road, and you start to look for a spot to turn around, the rusting masterworks…

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All in the name of “research”

With a new project in the near future, I decided to hop in the car and test out the GPS and iPhone. OK – I wasn’t too busy this weekend and decided to take a roadtrip, trying to avoid the storms, revisit old sites, see…

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