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West Salem, Ohio: Odd Easter Island Head, Yard Art

A yard full of odd art, including a half-human half-giraffe thing and a weirdly modified Easter Island head. Sculpted by the property owner, Jerry Fryman.

14866 SR 301, West Salem, OH
North of town on the west side of SR 301/Elyria Rd, just past the city limits sign. Private property, but you can walk the grounds if you knock first and ask permission.
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Yard art.

Yard Art

The sculptures have been moved to a property along SR 301 north of town, just beyond the city limit sign. The sculptor, Jerry Fryman, is supposedly very friendly, so I knocked on the door of the house. His wife Laura said I could walk around and take photos. She said Jerry is 80 and started making the sculptures after he retired. They were moved from the previous location near downtown during 2023 because they were either going to sell the land or build a new rental property. There are a few new sculptures, including two mermaids, a man fishing, and a crazy looking metal woman. Laura said she didn't know if Jerry planned on making any others.

[signmanjoe, 05/17/2024]
Easter Island Head

I was in West Salem in April and the lot that had all of the sculptures in it is now empty. The only sculpture remaining is the Easter Island head in front of the house. All of the other sculptures are gone. I'm not sure when they were removed.

[signmanjoe, 05/07/2024]

Yard art.

Small Yard with Sculptures

Many more sculptures. You can park in the city hall lot and walk right up to the Art Yard.

[Stephen Francia, 02/19/2020]

Tiki head.

Small Yard with Sculptures

A house in W. Salem has a yard full of wood carvings and interesting metal sculptures. There is a tiki head and a large razor blade in the front yard, and a human statue that resembles a giraffe in the back yard. I visited on a Saturday and no one was home for me to ask about the sculptures, but it seems that visitors are welcome to explore the yard since there are two open gates in the fence separating the house from the city hall parking lot next door.

I've driven through this town at least 20 times during the past ten years and this is the first time I've seen these sculptures.

[signmanjoe, 10/27/2017]

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