Your Garden Gnome Sucks -- The Yard Art of Little Forest Hills
Hand Garden: This is literally a potted garden of ceramic hands. Every spring it's harvested for Lee Press-On nails.
Photos by Allison Perkins
"Keep Little Forest Hills Funky" is more than just a stoner's chant. It's actually an underground battlecry. It's the Little Forest Hills residents way of saying, "Keep your barfbag McMasions off our property." They mean it too. The neighborhood east of White Rock Lake is a quirky hodgepodge. Some streets have curbs, some don't. Some have active alleys. Other alleys are overgrown with weeds and a lone plastic chairs. Every house is different ... an expression of the artist, hippie or free spirit living inside. And the lawns? Well, the expression spills over there, too.
Here's a small, small sample of some of the interesting and unusual yard art/left behinds you'll find over in them thar hills.
I'm pretty sure those are iron testicles at the back...so, congrats, it's a boy.
Made from a vintage Dillard's dressing room door, this sculpture captures sunbeams and your soul. ("Not really" to any of those things.)
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I don't know why Jesus didn't save that flamingo, but he didn't. Probably because he hates Florida like the rest of us.
A lovely spray-painted bottle tree and a tri-headed mannequin with a Spiderman sock. Also, a red cabinet because...naturally.
The official mark of the A-Team. It just is.
A super modern green house with a bull statue and a car that never moves therefore it's art.
At first you assume this is an early prototype for a toilet, but it's not. It's just an old sink in a chair with a pocketful of pansies.
This stick has been there for years. Stacked with the same leaves. Art, y'all.
Unfortunately the question is, "Was painting these windows a mistake?"
"Take a book, return a book." Huge surprise, The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo is available. Mara Rooney ruins everything.
Clearly the artist took some license here. Everyone knows aliens are green. Or Sigourney Weaver.
Remember that wall-mounted atrocity? Now it's a mailbox!!
Guarding all that is good and pure and radiator-y.
"Oh, you edge your greens with bricks? Well aren't you an unimaginative dingdong."
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