December 22, 2010

Art Car Quirk and "The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things"

Okay. Maybe no one gives a rip, but the "art car" featured here just a few days ago has a story. (Oh. Really?) My Dad saw an article in the local paper and remembered the photo on this blog. He mentioned it when we talked today and wondered if I'd want to add the information. (He knows me!) The title is a link to the Art Car Story and I'm adding a bit about the quirky little Kansas town called Lucas which is where "The Garden of Eden is. (Had you wondered?) This "Garden of Eden" has been awarded one of The 8 Wonders of Kansas Art. (Huh?) It's the weirdest folk art museum I've seen in Kansas. There is a dank little tomb room for visitors to view the developer who is mummified there in hope of preservation and I can report that preservation is not pretty. Click to learn more about about the art car lady, Erika Nelson, a Lucas based artist and educator, who for the past ten years has been working on "The World's Largest Collection of the World's Smallest Versions of the World's Largest Things".

2 comments:

TAB said...

That is truly odd. :-)

zz said...

Barb and I drove past the Garden of Eden . Creeped me out; had no desire to see the mummified dude inside. Eccentric is an understatement. But how nice of your dad to go to the trouble to pass along more info.