Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kansas roadside junk sculpture

From Stephanie Simon in the WSJ...

The link allows you to see many of his creations!

Some folks keep journals. Others paste scrapbooks. M.T. Liggett records his life in junk...It's all memorialized in towering sculptures along Highway 400.

Mr. Liggett, who is 79 years old, constructs his carnival of memories from tractor gears, bowling balls, glass bottles, road signs, toilet seats, streetlights, coffee cans, wagon wheels and much more. The sculptures, hundreds of them, whirl and glint and rust in the prairie sun.

It is a startling sight to happen upon while driving through this placid three-block town, population 202. But that's how Kansas is....


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