Saint Jo, Texas: Lady Bug VWs

A "Cadillac Ranch"-inspired Texas roadside art piece on the prairie, and a few other scrap metal sculptures as well.
Hwy 677, Saint Jo, TX
On Hwy 677, two miles southwest of the intersection of US-82/Broad St. in Saint Jo. At the junction of TX-677 and 3206, on the southwest corner.
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Lady Bug VWs

Interesting place.

[Mike Spivey, 03/21/2020]

In addition to the Lady Bug VWs, other artworks in the pasture -- all constructed by the same local guy -- include "Sunflowers" made of rotary aircraft engines welded atop oil drill pipes.

Lady Bug VWs and Other Big Folk Art

The only thing left that you could see was five red Volkswagen's lined up and a few iron things. Not worth the trip in or out.

[Bob, 10/03/2016]

VW lady bugs.

Lady Bug VWs and Other Big Folk Art

There was a gate but no lock. I think it is there to keep cattle from getting out, but allows people to come in and see the art work.

[Chris Gomel, 01/18/2016]

VWs in a field.

VW Bugs and Art

The VW Bugs are surrounded by irrigation pipe cactus, flowers, and other art in the middle of a quiet little German area of Texas. Left off of Hwy 82 heading West from Gainesville, they sit in a large field surrounded by fence, so you can't get right up to them. I'm sure this discourages people from defacing them. The other art is fun to take in as well!

[Evans, 09/02/2013]

Lady bug VWs.

Lady Bug VWs and Other Big Folk Art

Some sculptures in a pasture, clearly visible from the road. As I misremember, these pics were taken Jul/Aug 02. The Sunflowers are rotary aircraft engines welded on top of oil drill pipe. The Lady Bugs are VWs. These are the smallest things in the collection. The saguaro, fan and airplane are utility poles. I haven't been able to find out who the artist is (yet). Talked with several residents at the St. Jo DQ and most said they knew who it was but refused to give me any helpful information other than he lives in a nearby town, not St. Jo. Everybody but our waitress thought the guy was a complete nut.

The pasture is littered with junk in and around the art pieces - future works in progress?

[David Carlson, 01/25/2004]

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