Atlas Holding the World of Tools.

Atlas Holding the World of Tools

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Chesterfield, Michigan

Greek mythology meets American nuts-and-bolts practicality, as a steel-plate Atlas shoulders a globe made of welded-together wrenches and factory junk. It was sculpted by Tom Moran of Moran Iron Works, and debuted in Onaway's July 4th parade in 2006. As was Tom's custom at that time, he auctioned off the sculpture for charity. The winning bid, $20,000, was submitted by an auto parts recycler outside of Detroit, and Atlas has hoisted his tool globe in front of the recycler's junkyard ever since.

Also see: Welded Wonders: Big Art of Tom Moran

Atlas Holding the World of Tools

G&T Recycled Auto Parts

Address:
54525 Gratiot Ave., Chesterfield, MI
Directions:
G&T Recycled Auto Parts. I-94 exit 243. Drive west on M-29. At the second stoplight turn right onto Gratiot Ave. Drive north two miles. You'll see the statue on the left, in front of G&T Recycled Auto Parts.
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