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Jeffersonville, Indiana: 20-Foot-Tall Metal Woman: "I Am Your Mother"

Built from metal scraps by Carl Elwanger in the mid-1980s. Designed by the daughter of a worker at the scrap metal yard that formerly occupied the site.

1275 Dutch Lane, Jeffersonville, IN
Hwy 62 northeast off of I-65, just north of the Kentucky border, then left on Dutch Lane. Statue is on the left between the lumber yard and the train tracks.
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Woman Made of Hubcaps

We went inside the lumber yard that is beside these statues. They can give you a newspaper article about the sculptures.

They were actually built in 1983 by the owner of what was then a metal working company. He wanted to make a statue that honored women and their virtue and strength. He commissioned an 18-year old girl to design them, and she along with the women that worked at the metal company, spent time after work building it over the course of a year. The scales actually mean that "love outweighs everything else," according to the article. Very beautiful and moving works of art!!

The Poem reads,"I am your mother yet I am a woman standing in to the 'Winds of Change.' Expected to be better than good....The Winds force me to change yet I do not want to be anymore than I am. A woman - your mother Take my hand. We will stand togeter into the 'Winds of Change" --The Lady

[Art Chaser, 04/07/2012]
Woman Made of Hubcaps

She was a little hard to find, but if u make a left at the first set of railroad tracks she will be on your left!

[Danni, 01/10/2010]

Hubcap Lady.

Hubcap Lady

We visited the Hubcap Lady today and found her easily enough with the directions listed. She is across the street from a waste treatment plant, so be prepared for the unpleasant odor. She's still worth it, though. We took some decent pictures of the poem and the Lady and Scale together.

[John Barrett, 11/18/2006]

Hubcap Lady.

Hubcap Lady

This is actually not a "blind justice" statue, but a tribute to the virtues of womanhood (oddly wedged in between a lumber yard and railroad tracks). It is two statues standing close together and a sign with a poem. The statues are made of various pieces of scrap metal (hubcaps playing a major role) and is about 20 feet tall. It is a very impressive and moving piece, regardless of its odd choice of placement.

The balance behind her shows two sides. One side balances a rock that says "Commitments" and under it, a pyramid that says "Always Too Much." The other side balances a rock that says "Love" and under it, a pyramid that says "Never Enough.

[Jim Heverin, 07/02/2005]
Hubcap rendition of Blind Lady Justice

She is a large (probably 20 plus feet) structure holding the scales of Justice. I am not quite sure of the material that she is made. I believe there are a number of metal objects, such as hubcaps and other material.

[donna, 05/13/2001]

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Vintage Fire MuseumVintage Fire Museum, Jeffersonville, IN - < 1 mi.
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Triceratops from NY World's Fair, Louisville, KY - 2 mi.

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