Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Giant recycled metal folk art bouquet by Blue Chilton

In the charming little town of Rutledge stands this fantastic 12' tall sculpture made from recycled metal items
This talented artist used steering wheels, saw blades, hub caps, old tools, gears, horseshoes, springs and a bunch of other recycled parts and pieces.
And old stove pans!

This really makes me wish I had taken a welding class somewhere along the way!
I've been coming down here a lot lately to play my favorite golf course (The Creek at Hard Labor) and have lunch at my favorite nosh stop (Yesterdays -- where the fried green tomato sandwich and buttermilk pie is famous) and never noticed this cool sculpture before! 

Note:  If you live in NE Georgia, don't miss the Sunflower Farm Festival next weekend held in the lovely countryside near here on Sat and Sun 9-5 (approx 10,000 attended last year!) and take home a big bucket of giant sunflowers!


Gayle said...

That's a great bouquet!!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Me too! My husband welds... or did, I'd like for him to teach me. But haven't learned so far.

These sculpture look cool. Pat

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are so unique and pretty! Welding is such a talent.

Sea Witch said...

These bouquets never die and will always remain in full bloom. How clever and I love the repurposing of the old wheels.