Minneapolis, Minnesota: Mari's Place - Yard Art from JunkA decorated house and yard by artist Mari Newman features collected consumer discards piled in shopping carts. Some neighbors thinks it's an eyesore. In 2012, the yard was reported cleaned up; the house is still a colorful riot.
- 5117 Penn Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN
- South Minneapolis, on Penn Ave. south of W 51st St.
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Mari's yard has been cleaned up, but the house is still decorated.[ThorEric, 09/01/2012]
The loss of the yard spectacle shaves off quite a few detour points. Desperately hoping it was a temporary hoarder intervention....
Sculpture garden of consumerism consists of grocery carts full of the stuff we ignore in our houses and garages. Each grocery cart has a set of items -- one cart has car hubcaps, one cart has furnace ducts, one cart has pop cans, etc. The house is decorated, and the outdoor sculpture garden comes out in June.[Mari Newman, 12/31/2010]
Mari's eclectic assemblage has generated controversy in her neighborhood -- some think it's an eyesore.