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It's Like the Transformers meet Dr. Frankenstein!!

I will conclude the tour of this past month's trek around the local Botanical Gardens with a showing of a conglomerate of scrap art that has been on exhibit for a few months. The artist is known as Scrap Daddy. He hails from Houston Texas. And, his art has been shown all over the world.  In my opinion, his work is extraordinarily unique, a bit bizarre, yet....so very interesting and a bit on the phenomenal side of thinking  here; just viewing his work and then thinking of all  the man hours put into his creations!!!  I took several photos.  Who am I kidding?  I took WAY TOO MANY!  But the only excuse I have is that they were all so interesting.  So, this post will take some time to load.  Have patience.  I've made the majority of them very small in size to take into consideration for loading time.   If you see one that really piques your interest, y'all can enlarge the photos by clicking on the image.  Ready?  Here goes....

I will begin with one that just blew me away! For the most part this work of art was forks and spoons! Yes, you read that right...forks and spoons!!! And, as you can see, it's mobile [motorized]. It can be driven.

...another one of my favorites, is Hair Brained! [the title of the piece]


...walking the dog:



...some miscellaneous

...with the front end of the 'bike' seen above [the last image]

...standing about 15 feet tall, here's another one that I thought exceptional:



...and more




...love crow


...and last one if you're still with me on this:

teeth and eyeball

Throughout the grounds there were much much more. I'd probably still be there taking photos if I chose to get 'em all. It was an amazing feature and I'm glad we decided to take a tour around the perimeter. I also read on the Botanical Gardens' website [their PDF File] that transporting these works of art entailed two semi trucks, several small covered moving vans, a fork lift, and many many daylight hours setting this display/exhibit up for the season. 

75 comments :

  1. These are amazing and SO MUCH fun! Thanks so much for this huge smile!

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    1. ...happy to know you enjoyed them Jacqueline

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  2. What fun sculptures!

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  3. Totally amazing and unique! I love Scrap Daddy's work so much, and if it ever comes anywhere near here, I'll go see it in person. Thank you so much, Anni! I looked at every picture in full size, often shaking my head at his imagination. :-)

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    1. ...maybe some day soon it'll come to WA.

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  4. I'm like you, Anni, can't imagine the hours involved in creating these. And the imagination is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see them in person.

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    1. ...you're not that far from Houston.

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  5. Oh wow! That's a lot of interesting (scary!) artwork! So neat to that the one sculpture is made of forks and spoons--I would never guess!

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    1. ...well, they're not scary for me...they're filled with fun and imagination. I know, I saw it for myself and the tableware still boggles my mind.

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  6. Love these very creative sculptures. I am sure they were all labored of love.

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    1. Yes indeed....long hours creating something like this.

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  7. OMCs Anni those are some seriously impressive pieces of garden art
    Hugs madi and mom

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  8. What an amazing and fun place/artwork, Anni!! And what a fun day it must have been!! Thanks for sharing both with us!! Love it!! Have a wonderful week!!

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  9. Fantastic recycling :-)

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  10. Wow, this is CRAZY...crazy I mean like WOW. What a genius work. It's amazing how he created all these things. Great idea both as an art and for the earth's sake.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this Mari

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  11. These are amazing, I have never seen anything like them! I would gladly lend him my flatware. I wonder where he gets his inspiration? Now you MUST return and snap the rest!!

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    1. ...now that you mentioned it....I'm wondering also. Never thought that.

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  12. You got me! Had to come see what the heck it was. I'm glad I did!

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed it colleen

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  13. Totally fascinating and I'm in awe of the creativity and imagination involved to create these

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    1. ....I am not surprised you liked this...being the artful diva you are.

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  14. Whimsical and a little bit scary!

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    1. ...whimsical yes, but the little bit scary no. lol

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  15. Oh wow, they are all cool sculptures. Some people are so creative, I do not know what happened to me, LOL! Wonderful series of photos, thanks for sharing your visit..

    BTW, the word verification is a Blogger problem. It is not set up on my blog..

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    1. I notice lately it's just with those that have the pop up comment form. The bloggers that have the embedded form has no glitches so far. Strange,

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  16. Wow - those are incredible! How does he think of these things? What an interesting thing to see!

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    1. ....the imagination runs amok. lol

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  17. Those are really fun, and I love the the name the sculptor chose for himself. The first one is just amazing. Can't imagine welding all that silverware together.

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    1. ...hours days weeks months, maybe even years for a project so detailed.

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  18. I can see why you would take so many photos. The sculptures are so creative and fun to look at.

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  19. So many different and cool sculptures!

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  20. Wow - that is a very cool sculpture collection!! People who use found objects to create art are amazingly creative! Love these. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this Terri

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  21. I love this type art. It is so interesting and unusual. Thank you for taking the time to photograph it and show it here.

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    1. ...you're welcome. And thank you for such positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed this post Paula

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  22. Wonderful presentation of intriguing sculptures and fun photos!

    Happy Week,
    artmusedog and carol

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  23. What a great exhibit, very original art!

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  24. It doesn't seem fair that one person can be so creative and original. The sculptures are absolutely wonderful with the alligator my favourite - it must have taken forever to construct with thousands of individual items.

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    1. ...the imagination is something else, but I think of all the work involved and hours needed to create such unique, one of a kind work like this.

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  25. Wow! These were really cool and fun photos!
    Ps: Love your Christmas header :)

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    1. I'm happy to read that this was a fun post for you Fiona

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  27. How coooooooooooool is this stuff! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  28. wow, these are so neat!

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  29. That is some seriously wild and crazy stuff there that is! I'm glad you put in that last paragraph, cuz I was asking myself how on earth they move it all. Very interesting and creative.

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    1. Yes, in a way I would like to be near by when they begin to ready it for transporting back to Houston

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  30. Junk art is so imaginative, crazy and fun!

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  31. I love this type of art!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. ...glad you enjoyed this Carol

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  32. Oh my goodness! Those are marvelous! I am a fan of this junk art.

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  33. The imagination has run wild and these are WONDERFUL! I would like to meet the creators of these sculptures.

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    1. From what I've read about him, he would be a great one to learn more about.

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  34. Thanks for this interesting tour. Nicely done.

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    1. ...thank YOU for stopping by

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  35. What a joy to see such amazing art. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. If someone gave me forks and spoons I would not have said, "Let's make a dragon." Very creative.

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    1. LOL...indeed. That's be me too.

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  37. Oh my gosh! These are so fascinating! The fork and spoon dragon is my absolute favorite! Wow! Glad I scrolled back to find this. Didn't see your link on Roan's Rubbish Tuesday, so I am glad you told me about it. Maybe I just haven't had enough coffee yet this morning! :-)

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  38. Great series. What a talented artist to create such wondrous creatures out of scrap metal.

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  39. Woweee! What a fun and interesting experience you have given us. The art itself is fascinating too!

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