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Ferguson Metals Park

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1990–2000, Willie Ferguson. 765 Middlebrook Ave.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • Flowerpot sculptures near former Western State Hospital (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Watering can sculpture near former Western State Hospital (Photograph by Mark Mones)

Some of Willie Ferguson's Claes Oldenberg–inspired jumbo sheet-metal flowerpots, shoes, coat hangers, and crutches are gathered in a landscaped creekbank yard at Ferguson Metal Fabrication and its junkyard on the southwest side of town. Ferguson, a welder who operates a metal-fabrication shop, is also the sculptor of the giant flowerpots and watering can located near the former Western State Hospital (see AU27).

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Ferguson Metals Park", [Staunton, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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