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At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

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At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

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At age twenty-four, Isaiah Robertson emigrated from Jamaica to Canada where he worked primarily in the construction trades. He moved from the Toronto area to Niagara Falls, NY in 2004.  The nearby Mt. Erie Baptist Church– where he is a parishioner– hired him for a simple interior renovation, but through divine intervention, the project became […]

Simpson Restoration and Park

Starting about 2010, Vollis Simpson’s sculptures began to be removed from their original locations in his ‘Whirligig Farm’ in Lucama to be restored in downtown Wilson, NC.   Most have been re-installed in the nearby Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park: https://www.wilsonwhirligigpark.org/

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A veteran of WWII, Vollis Simpson had a metal repair shop and a rigging business in Lucama, North Carolina.  He had no background in art, but after retiring, he erected monumental metal whirligig sculptures out of recycled materials.  Most of his sculptures have been restored and relocated to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, […]

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A veteran of WWII, Vollis Simpson had a metal repair shop and a rigging business in Lucama, North Carolina.  He had no background in art, but after retiring, he erected monumental metal whirligig sculptures out of recycled materials.  Most of his sculptures have been restored and relocated to the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, […]

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In 1988 Charles Wince purchased a 2 ½-story “fixer-upper” house in a then rundown Columbus neighborhood.  In retrospect, it was lucky that there were no fine interior architectural details to preserve, and Wince’s distinctly personal transformation of his home (whose surroundings have evolved into a much more fashionable and expensive neighborhood) continues to the present […]

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[the] aesthetic might be described as Gaudí meets Mickey Mouse

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Retired from the Navy and Air Force, MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives.  Some of his ‘totems’ honored friends, former lovers, and a surprise daughter who came to visit as an […]

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Retired from the Navy and Air Force, MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives.  Some of his ‘totems’ honored friends, former lovers, and a surprise daughter who came to visit as an […]

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MT Liggett returned to his hometown of Mullinville, Kansas and built numerous provocative sculptures and signs satirizing local and national politicians, the government, the mainstream media, hypocrites, and former wives

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An uninhabitable, monumental shrine, Espinoza started building the castle around 1980. He hauled the “regal” pink exterior wall stone out of the desert in nearby New Mexico, and covered much of the metal-sheathed surfaces with the circular ends of aluminum cans— earning him the nickname: “Cano.” “I just followed where one board ends, looking at […]

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An uninhabitable, monumental shrine, Espinoza started building the castle around 1980. He hauled the “regal” pink exterior wall stone out of the desert in nearby New Mexico, and covered much of the metal-sheathed surfaces with the circular ends of aluminum cans— earning him the nickname: “Cano.” “I just followed where one board ends, looking at […]

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Jeff Elersic has covered his house and van with grievances about law enforcement, the justice system, and lawyers.

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Jeff Elersic has covered his house and van with grievances about law enforcement, the justice system, and lawyers.

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Ronald Mann is a self-taught Vietnam veteran artist. His wife was an amateur painter, and after returning from the war with un-diganosed PTSD, Ron started to make paintings using her leftover materials. He had no background or training in art, and remains uninterested in art history or the contemporary artworld. A form of self-therapy, every painting […]

Billy Tripp

  REPLACE THIS: This is just a placeholder paragraph, which was inserted automatically below the image row, to help you continue writing smoothly. Replace this with other content, or delete it if you already have other content below this. lifetime construction project of monumental proportions, Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Cemetery is a personal diary writ large […]

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Art Environments – Mid Atlantic

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]

Art Environments – Midwestern

Art environments are typically made by by artists working outside the mainstream of contemporary art.  Exposed to the weather and free for public viewing, the environments have little or no connection to the monetized art-object-based realm of galleries and museums.  Often the ‘artists’ don’t think of themselves as, or like to be called ‘artists’, their […]