On the bayou: Chauvin Sculpture Garden

| February 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

Hmmm, August 14 was the last time I posted. Dang, a lot has kinda happened since then. I guess I could continue on about the Denver trip, but that was so last July. Besides we weren’t there very long and basically drank beer because there be a lot of crafty beer making types in Colorado. So let’s pretend I told you all about it.

In August, T and I hit the road for a week. Now, here’s the deal, he wanted to take a road trip. To me a road trip is not where you drive to one place and that’s it. Nope. There are things on the way that must be seen. So, in usual fashion, I had a roadside attraction trip of grand proportions that would take us through Louisiana up to St. Louis and back home. It was a great plan. Don’t look at me like that.

But, just because you have a plan doesn’t mean you have to follow it. T decided the roadside attraction touring is not really his thing. Of course, it didn’t help that we were driving through Louisiana in the searing heat of August. It’s humid ’round these parts, not sure you know that. Nevertheless, we did get to visit a few cool places I had on my list.

First up was the Chauvin Sculpture Garden. Getting to this place is definitely a haul. It didn’t help that we missed our exit and went a little out of the way, but it is definitely in the boonies of the Looziana bayou way down south by the Gulf. You pass some lovely moss covered Cypress trees sprouting out of the swamp lands on the never ending drive to Chauvin, LA.

Chauvin Sculpture Garden is the artistic vision of reclusive artist Kenny Hill. This is a good write up about Hill and the sculptures he created. It’s quite impressive as most of these folk art sites are. Never underestimate the artistic power of having a singular vision.

Category: Art, Folk Art, Louisiana, RoadsideAttraction, Sculpture

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  1. e says:

    Wow! Grrl, where have you been??? Anyway, welcome back.

    That is an amazing sculpture garden and well worth the side trip. Can I just say, that T is one amazing kid if he was willing to travel out of the way all over the South with his mom to look at funky shit. Props to the boy! You’ve obviously raised him right! And, say Hi to the Queen for me, k?


  2. Deborah says:

    Well now, look at ya’ll. Well, T and sculpture. 🙂

  3. Profile photo of eb says:

    Hey e! I’ve been hibernating but ready to emerge. It’s a pretty cool place and the drive there was nicely unique as well. I shall tell the queen you send her greetings.

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