Just driving around Old Saybrook, minding my own business, and BOOM! What vortex have I just travelled through? I could only think, “I don’t think I’m in Connecticut anymore.” With a simple sign above a warehouse door that read, “Wrought Iron,” as well as semi-abandoned and fully complete works of fabulously morbid/whimsical/grotesque art, I was instantly smitten in the grittiest kind of way. I will adventure further into this wrought iron vortex and report back what I find! Until then, CHECK THIS OUT!
A crochet totem pole
Train Art at the station
Eerie statue found in the garbage
Ear sculpture in the W.O.O.L. radio station
Graffiti on a crumbling foundation
Murals on the wall of an historic building
Bellows Falls, VT is a short drive north of Brattleboro, and has much to offer the artistically-minded pedestrian who loves to find hidden treasures in a small town. Keep your eyes open for some smile-worthy bits of creativity on your next visit!
At the site of the new art exhibit “From the River, To the River,” the Archery Building stands in disrepair. Here are a few shots of the grittier beauty that exists on the walls of this old institution of Brattleboro.