Monday Mellow Yellow – 56


Monday Mellow Yellow - 56Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden



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Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden
Chauvin, Louisiana

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Kenny Hill Sculpture Garden

Kenny Hill, a bricklayer by day, and self-taught artist by evening and weekend, created over 100 pieces of sculpture out of cement and wire mesh. He was a private man, and the folk art pieces he created were not meant for anyone’s eyes but his. It is said he denied interviews and photographs. Not much is known about him, other than he started working on this folk art world in 1989 – 1990. He began transforming his shaded bayou environment into a mesmerizing chronicle of the world as seen through his eyes. There is a profound mixture of Biblical reference, with bright Cajun colors and stark black, with evident themes of pain, inner struggle, conflict between good and evil. A message of salvation is intertwined throughout the pieces. He has figures of black and white, male, female, a child, soldiers as well as many self-portrayals. All of the pieces are guided, supported or lifted by various versions of angels. Some of the angels seem celestial, some inviting while others seem daunting. Towards the back of the garden is the most prominent piece in the garden … a lighthouse. It is 45 feet tall, composed of 7,000 bricks, with figures clinging to the outside: cowboys, soldiers, angels, God, and Hill himself.

In January 2000, after having a disagreement with the local parish (one speculation), Kenny abruptly left the site and area. When visitors discovered his absence they found a hand painted message above the kitchen sink: “HELL IS HERE, WELCOME.”

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Monday Mellow Yellows

LOGO - PHOTOS - Monday Mellow Yellow

Yellow is by far … my favorite color … followed by orange. 😀

I enjoy the weekly boost of yellow and orange — so I continue with Monday Sunshine.

Why not join in the sunshine fun?

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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14 Responses to Monday Mellow Yellow – 56

  1. jeanniemaries says:

    What a wonderful garden! Creative people often have unusual quirks that are hard to understand.

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  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    What a gorgeous piece of art!
    I would love to see them all…..
    ( bucket list too!)
    Thank you for sharing….
    Take Care…
    )0(

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    • becca givens says:

      LadyBlueRose – I have a few featured of the hundred or so photos I took – if interested you can click the link of previous posts. I have several more to post. It is a very concentrated piece of property – I did not know where to look first. I am mesmerized by it. I want to return during different seasons. Thank you for stopping. 😀

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  3. Oh, how I would love to see his fabulous sculptures. I am putting that on my Bucket List. Great shot …. she posed so nicely.

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  4. Sculptures by this man are quite beautiful but disturbing! Always there seems to be an extra message! This one is particularly noticeable!

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  5. lauriesnotes says:

    Very cool. Love this one. 🙂

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