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This blog post celebrates the "found art" of Baker, Nevada. Baker has a population of 68. And its "Post" Impression "art gallery" is a wide-open spaces collection of works on Highway 488, the five-mile-long road that leads into Great Basin National Park from Baker. Okay, it’s not really an art galley. It’s a whimsical collection of "found art" that is literally scattered along Highway 488 in the high desert of far eastern Nevada, often on fence posts.
Then there is the alien head
in his (her?) current headgear.
In photos a few years back, this
alien wore a National Park
Service ranger hat.
O-1 is another alien figure, presumably named for the “O-1 visa” that is a temporary work visa available to aliens who have “
Don't miss the 1918 Essex: "Horse with No Mane."
“Anywhere But Here” features a man whose face is made from an old “Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine.”
This one causes headaches trying to figure out the pun. The figure is "washing a ton," thus a title of "Washington."
Okay, this guy is untitled, but it is clear he is manning his post. Note a fresh bullet hole at the center of the base.