The Orange Show, a Houston, Texas folk art environment
Jeff McKissack was a Houston postman when he created The Orange Show. He did it to honor the orange, his favorite fruit. Using found objects, he constructed it from 1956 until he passed on in 1980 to another world. Visitors will discover on the site bricks, tiles, iron fencing, tractor seats, iron wagon wheels, iron pipes and what all. The place is a maze of little walkways, mosaics, arenas, steps and stairs. It is not wheelchair accessible, but there are a lot of places to hang on to as you walk. Children will enjoy the ups and downs of the place. The Orange Show is about 6.5 hours from the Abita Mystery House in Abita Springs, another folk art environment.
For more information about the orange show click here: http://www.orangeshow.org/ These photos were taken on August 6, 2005 by John Preble
The Orange Show, A Self Made World
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