Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Art From Just About Anything - Slab City part 2

it's everywhere you know.  art.  oh, maybe not fine art like you find in museums... but art in some form.  creative expression.  doodling.  crafting.  gardening.  on and on.  making something from nothing.  or in this case, making something from trash.  east jesus (no idea where the name came from) has to be one of the world's most unique sculpture gardens!

In the middle of the desert, at the end of the road....

Nothing inside the hut but a mirror!

The grand entrance

Looking inside
i'm not quite sure why this place intrigues me so much and i'm not sure i would have had the same reaction to it a few years back before i became a "creativity junkie." but the fact that most of the folks that live out here do so without any regular utilities or services and very little financial means.... just shows that the human creative spirit is relentless and indomitable.  pretty impressive if you ask me!!

Nothing is wasted!

Entrance to the home of the (now deceased) founder Charles Russell

The tower

A little Slab City philosophy

No live people were present
But plenty of characters! 

Memorial to Charles Russell who died 2 years ago and left such an interesting legacy!!


  1. Patty-I LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!! Totally wildly awesome stuff! The best one (for me)...the first pic...love it! And all those bottles, tins, scraps etc...are jewels to the artistic person. Where is this place...I want to take Tara here!
    P.S. Oh!!!! You absolutely have to watch Brene on Super Soul Sunday...in 2 parts, no less!!!! Such good stuff..it will make you weep:) xxx

  2. OMG!!! The church of broken toys...so fantastic and brilliant! And the cave??? I am going to google this place Patty. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Really incredible when you think about it, isn't it! All that 'stuff', simply considered 'garbage' now made into jaw dropping pieces and pieces of wonder. Thanks for sharing, Patty. I'd love to be there just to 'feel' what it's like. There must be a definite 'feel' to the place as you walk about - especially with no one else on the property. hugs, Donna

  4. This is pretty amazing and totally awesome. I definitely will google this place. That would be worth a trip!


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