The Concrete Park in Wisconsin

24 Oct
2011
Posted in: Wisconsin
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The Concrete Park in Wisconsin is bizarre.  Here’s the brief, brief history (long version here):

In the 1950s, ex-lumberjack, Fred Smith, creates a shit-load of sculptures over 14 years in his 60s and 70s. They’re concrete, decorated with glass bottles, shells, and other objects. In the ’70s, he dies, the Kohler Foundation purchase the site, and the Wisconsin Arts Council starts restoring the sculptures.

The sculptures are creepy, beautiful, impressive, and massive.  Here are some pictures.

Beer bottle mane, concrete horse.

Beer bottle mane, concrete horse.

Concrete deer.

Concrete deer.

Who, who was the sculptor behind the park? Fred Smith!

Who, who was the sculptor behind the park? Fred Smith!

Concrete man is disappointed you don't visit more.

Concrete man is disappointed you don't visit more.

The long view at the concrete and glass park.

The long view at the concrete and glass park.

  • Gary & Sara

    And I thought living with a metal sculptor had its challenges – although some one had to drink all tha beer for the beer bottle accoutrements??  Gary C