Conway, Arkansas: Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden (Gone)

Rural studio of metal artist Finton Shaw (1946-2012). Several years after his death his artwork was still scattered around the property. Shaw had been working since 2006 on a 9.5-foot-tall sculpture of boy Bill Clinton and a man named "Momo." By 2016 it was all gone.

Directions:
I-40 exit 124 to west US Hwy 64. Drive a little over three miles. On the north side of the road, just before the Arkansas River bridge.
Hours:
Nov. 2016: Tipster reports as gone.
Status:
Gone

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Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden

Sadly, this place is no longer full of Mr. Shaw's creations. It looks like someone has bought it and is now cleaning it up.

[Amy, 08/14/2022]

Finton Shaw's workshop, 2018.

Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden

Overgrown and sad...

[Edde, 03/05/2018]

Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden.

Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden

Because the place is basically abandoned it is a little hard to notice when driving by (At first glance it almost looks like an old car junk yard). The sculptures are still outside but many are hard to get to because of very tall grass and weeds everywhere. The only easy ones to see are those near the building.

It would definitely be better to visit this in the winter when the grass is shorter.

[signmanjoe, 08/16/2015]

Finton Shaw's workshop.

Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden

It's cool if you don't mind walking through thigh high grass.

[Steph, 10/05/2014]

Spine and scrap metal.

Finton Shaw's Metal Sculpture Garden

The sculpture garden of Finton Shaw.

[Jesse Jane, 11/16/2012]

Arkansas metal worker and artist Finton Shaw, 65, who just died in May 2012, has a roadside studio displaying his scrap art assemblages and welded works. He'd been working on a monument to Bill Clinton since 2006 - with a 9 1/2 ft. tall adult Bill, a seated boy Bill, and "Momo," an African in traditional garb representing Clinton's philanthropic outreach.

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