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Neptune, god of water closets.

Toilet Neptune (Gone)

Field review by the editors.

Guerneville, California

The scrap metal character sculptures of artist Patrick Amiot, which magnificently infest the town of Sebastopol, also turn up scattered in surrounding towns. This strange rendition of the Roman water god Neptune clutches his trident and holds aloft a miniature toilet. He stands at the business location of River Plumbing, and a specific professional plumber may be the subject of the caricature -- in overalls, with misaligned bald head, gray beard, one eye an old valve handle and the other a tail light.

Neptune eventually took a hiatus as far as we could tell (possibly battered off a higher perch by a storm) and became more of a corner-of-the-eye sighting along busy River Road, where he stood in front of a shed, behind a parked pick-up truck, and next to a pile of plumbing job cast-offs. His toilet appeared to have exploded, and both the shed and Neptune had vanished by 2022.

Neptune, god of water closets.

Toilet Neptune

River Rd, east of Guerneville. Next to River Plumbing trailer.
Gone by 2022.

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