Kenny Hill's Louisiana folk art environment in Chauvin

Kenny Hill paid bills by working as a brick layer in south east Louisiana. He started working on this folk art world in Chauvin, Louisiana around 1989. In January 2000, after an disagreement with his landlord, Kenny abruptly left the site. When visitors discovered his absence they found a hand painted message from the artist: HELL IS HERE, WELCOME. Kenny left over 100 concrete sculptures; his lighthouse is 45 feet tall and is the most prominent piece in the garden. Some of the concrete figures look like Kenny. Chauvin, Louisiana is a good hours drive south of New Orleans. While in the New Orleans area be sure to see the Abita Mystery House in Abita Springs, another folk art environment.

For more information on Kenny click here: http://www.kohlerfoundation.org/chauvin.html
There photos were taken on January 30, 2003 by
Allison Weiss and Isaiah Zagar

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Photos of the Light House

Light Hhuse in Chauvin

 

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Chauvin Tower with Vets

 

Chauvin Tower

 

Kenny Hill's Tower Detail

 

 

Inside the Light House in Louisiana
Inside the light house - thousands of bricks.

 

 

Angel on the Bayou

 

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Primative Folk Art

 

Bayou Folk Art

 

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