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Kinston, North Carolina: Flue: Tobacco Barn Art

A line of a half-dozen tobacco barn facades, cast on-site by pouring concrete into earth forms. Thomas Sayre, 2017. You can run through the open doorways and wind up back outside.

216 W. Blount St., Kinston, NC
Downtown, on the south side of W. Blount St., two blocks west of N. Queen St.
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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The Flue.


The "Flue" sculptor, Thomas Sayre, creates large-scale works of art by digging into the earth and pouring in concrete.

[steve adams, 05/07/2024]

Sayre said that Flue, erected in 2017, was built on the site of a former tobacco warehouse, and that the shapes mimic the facades of tobacco barns.

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