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Like I said: Fence Art

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A skeleton driving a skeleton

Photo Wendy found on Baker website


On the Columbia River in Woodland, Washington we came across some wonderful "yard art". Along the road going out to Great Basin National Park we saw a first: Fence Art. Someone even put up a sign that designated it Fence Art. I wonder if it was all the work of one "artist" or of several. And was it done by design originally, or did it evolve over time? There were other "pieces", but these were our favorites.

UPDATE via my sister, Wendy:

Wendy used Google to see if she could find more about the fence art. Here is what she found: And thanks, Wendy, for the input!!!

You’ll see a number of tongue-in-cheek “fence-art” sculptures along the roads leading to and from Baker. Termed “Post-Impression Art” by local residents (because the art is mounted on fence posts). The movement began in the mid-1990’s when “Doc” Sherman created the “Permanent Wave Society.” This sculpture consisted of rubber gloves filled with cement and mounted on the tops of fence posts. Doc’s artistic endeavors were amazing therapy for him as he was partially paralyzed by a crippling stroke.

http://www.greatbasinheritage.org/baker-nevada



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