Barn Art Project Port Austin
"Walden" & "American Gothic" murals are located on each end of a 50' tall barn at 52 Stoddard Rd., Port Austin. Completed in 2013 by the Hygienic Dress League (HDL.) The "Walden" mural is a pigeon and the HDL logo. The "American Gothic" mural is a take/spoof from the classic farmer & his daughter with a pitchfork painting by Grant Wood. The HDL version of the mural features the man and woman in a suit with gas-masks.
The "Emergency Ark" sculpture installation was done in 2015 and located at 3598 Fehner Rd., Port Austin. Scott Hocking, the artist, took this deteriorating gothic style 1890's barn and re-built it created a free-standing sculpture.
"Secret Sky" by Catie Newell re-configured a barn by cutting through the barn to allow for the sky to pass through. This was completed in 2019 and located at 5201 N. Pinnebog Rd., Kinde MI.
Photo credits | Secret Sky photo summertime, Architect's Newspaper. Walden, American Gothic, Emergency Ark summer photos, Greater Port Austin Art & Placemaking. Winter photos of all the locations by the Blue Water Area CVB.
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