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Rockome…a little bit folk art environment, a little bit Amish theme park

Rockome Gardens – Arthur and Elizabeth Martin Created 1937-1958 Rock environment Arcola, ILAs far as environments go, Rockome Gardens and the rock work ranks right up at the top. Started in 1939, when Arthur and Elizabeth Martin dreamt to have the largest flower garden in…

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New Charlie Stagg Bottle Building in Vidor, Texas

These photos were just sent to me in a forwarded email from John Fulbright (via Narrow Larry Harris)  Completion is expected around late July.  Charlie Stagg Bottle Environment and Sculpture Vidor, Texas Created early 1980 – present (text courtesy of Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations) …

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Legs Inn, Polish restaraunt & folk art environment to behold

OK, I am not known for grace and agility, and sometimes I get distracted when I am going too fast…and today proved to be a perfect storm of clutziness meets distraction.  As I was loading the rover with my gear, I sat my car key…

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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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The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The rest of the day was spent and the great intuitive and outsider art organization of Intuit.  Amanda arranged for us to meet outsider artist, David Philpot. David Philpot, carver 1940- Chicago, ILGuided by an unexplainable power, David Philpot began his staff carving one night…

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Howard Finster on Johnny Carson

A little fuzzy at first, but he is great!  Here is the second half:

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New video about ET Wickham’s environment

Courtesy of ET Wickham’s grandson, Arlen.  Be sure to visit the website Wickham Stone Park Here is a great map of the site as well, from the website:

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Ave Maria Grotto

Another beautiful day, another incredible grotto.  This weekend’s tour has become a study in organized cacophony.  It seems that the sites that I have seen in the last few days are so densely packed that at first glance the sheer volume seems to overwhelm.  But just…

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Joe Minter's African Village in America

Words can’t begin to describe the environment of Joe Minter, nor can I tell you how lucky I am for getting to spend a few hours with he and his wife, Hilda, at their home on this perfect Saturday afternoon.  Maybe photos will tell… African…

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Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith’s mural of Springfield, Missouri in downtown. Robert E. Smith (b. 1927) Springfield, MO Outsider Folk Artist, Painter It was just a quick roadtrip to Springfield, Missouri, just to get on the road and away from teh computer for a little while.  The remnants…

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