Leslie Murray's Junk People.

Leslie Murray's Junk People

Field review by the editors.

Woodbury, Connecticut

Leslie Murray learned how to weld from her husband, co-owner of a Woodbury auto repair shop. Beginning in 2005 she populated the town, her yard, and the road frontage outside the repair shop with sculptures made from all manner of bendable, weldable junk: auto mufflers, farm machinery, garbage cans, license plates, old tools, bottle caps, metal tubing, kitchen cutlery. Abstract architectural embellishments have been interspersed with more familiar roadside car-parts statues, such as a tin man, a police officer, a gardening girl.

Leslie's burst of public work seems to have stalled in 2011: her stated plans to sculpt a cowboy and mermaid don't appear to have been completed, although maybe we just haven't been looking in the right places.

Leslie Murray's Junk People

Murray Brothers Garage

Address:
19 Bacon Pond Rd, Woodbury, CT
Directions:
Murray Brothers Garage. From US-6 in Woodbury turn east at the white church onto Mountain Rd. Drive about a mile. Turn right at the stop sign onto White Deer Rock Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn right just past the red building onto Bacon Pond Rd. Youll quickly see a green building on the left; pull into the parking lot.
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