Tucson, Arizona: Junk Sculpture Garden

Discarded metal was the medium for artist Jerry Hall, filling his yard with scrappy characters. Hall passed away in 2010, and only a few sculptures can be seen in neighbor's yards.
Address:
1402 E. Water St., Tucson, AZ
Directions:
Water Street and N. Highland Ave., just south of Salpointe High School.
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Yard sculpture.

Junk Sculpture Garden

Most of the metal sculptures are now gone from this address. There were only a couple left of the Highland Ave. side of the house. The traffic circles in the neighborhood still have the butterflies, but they are deteriorating. Neighbors purchased some of the pieces, so you may see one or two if you walk around the neighborhood.

[N W, 04/20/2016]
Junk Sculpture Garden

The artist died in late 2010, and many of the sculptures were auctioned off last year. Last I checked, a few were still there, and there are several examples of the artist's work around the neighborhood, including the traffic circle a block east. Artist's name was Jerry Hall.

[Jenn T., 01/21/2013]

Junk sculpture.

Junk Sculpture Garden

This attraction has grown since the last submission. In fact, some pieces have escaped the property and landed on nearby traffic circles. These circles are mini "roundabouts" put in some Tucson neighborhood intersections to slow down traffic.

While the neighbors have to be used to visitors, it's a little intimidating to be hanging out in a residential neighborhood for a long period. There are so many pieces on the property. Nice thing about the side of the property is that individual pieces line the whole length.

[Richard Trible, 01/05/2011]
Junk Sculpture Garden

The owner is apparently a sculptor who makes sculptures out of scrap metal. The entire property is surrounded by these incredibly creative and strange works of art resembling people, cactus and all sorts of other things made out of motorcycle parts, tin cans, and metal pieces.

[J R, 10/20/2003]

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