folk art

For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: quaint.

We visited my friend Malene in Wisconsin, and she took us and her grandchildren to Nick Engelbert’s Grandview.

We may think of folk art as quaint or cute, but his art is amazing and on a grand scale. The house, the out building and a yard full of sculpture, all to explore. The house was closed so we did not go inside on this trip, but the outside is wonderous.

This is not the house. It’s just an outbuilding.


These are the arches in front of the house.




And sculptures all through the yard:


This is being restored.


Not just an elephant. It is political commentary.


Complex, humorous and my impression is certainly that this farmer/artist was a joyous worker!


4 thoughts on “folk art

  1. granonine says:

    Fascinating. So much talent.

  2. The buildings remind me of the little chapel on Guernsey. I’m going to do that for Thursday Doors when I get to it.

  3. Shelley says:

    Great photos!!

  4. sgeoil says:

    You are right, not just quaint, definitely amazing!

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