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Galena, Illinois: John Martinson's West Street Sculpture Park

Welded and sculpted whimsical junk art by John Martinson, displayed on his wooded property, includes a 9/11 sculpture of a tiny plane and a giant cube.

West Street Sculpture Park

620 S. West St., Galena, IL
Southwest edge of town. From US Hwy 20 turn south onto West St. -- which is a small road -- and drive a half-mile, crossing Gear St. You'll see the sculptures on the left, in the trees. Look for the "Wow Mom" sign.
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Eye-full Tower.

West Street Sculpture Park

An eclectic collection of mostly welded sculptures that are all the work of one man (John Martinson). Some would call it a bunch of welded junk, others would call it folk art. No need to take any of it very seriously, as the titles of some of the pieces ("The Eye Full Tower") suggest that the artist has a very good sense of humor.

[Bill Diesslin, 08/10/2014]

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