Bob Cage Sculpture Garden
Back to the trip with Mom.
As we travel from her house to Martinsville we go through South Boston, VA. The only time I ever go there is when I am going to Martinsville so I wanted to take a brief detour to see the 10 acre Bob Cage Sculpture Garden one more time.
This is just another example of big gem in the middle of nowhere.
Bob Cage was a famous tobacco auctioneer. In his free time he played tennis at a competitive level and did folk art sculpture. He passed 2 years ago and you can read a great article about him here. Following are some of the photos that I took and you can see more in this Flickr Gallery. If you are every in South Boston, VA, please go check this out. You can't wander among the sculptures but you can park on the road side and walk up and down the edge of the gardens.
This one looks like a display of football pads and I'm pretty sure it's made from urinals!
Dinosaurs in a sculpture garden are a must!
Most of the sculptures are abstract like these 2.
This is one of my favorites.
This one, by far, is the creepiest. But then any kind of art with faces creeps me out.
The bird is my favorite and notice how huge it is in comparison to the urinal sculpture from the first photo.
7/1/2016 01:11:43 pm
on the drive to my brothers house in the country someone has dragons just like that set up on the edge of his property - I believe he has about 3 of the "art" pieces decorating his land, it really stands out as you see nothing else like it in the area here.
7/1/2016 04:23:06 pm
Those are so neat. My dh would love to see those in person but alas we live on the west coast. Maybe someday! Thanks for sharing the great photos!
7/1/2016 04:40:16 pm
I love the wheel globe and the bird. Thanks for sharing.
7/2/2016 11:19:31 am
WOW! I've never heard of this guy or his sculptures - but it's fabulous. Thanks for sharing all the info, including the gallery and article. Will peruse both.
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