Southwestern Sunflower
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Full Bloom

As the metal was cut, many strange shapes were made.  Why would you cut-up old license plates this way.....

 

Now, starting to lay the random pieces up into a not so random fashion.  Do you see where we're going with this?....

 

Oh by the way, Angie did finally get her new gate.  It was only four months late.....

 

Back to Mantown... A little more detail -- Arizona... New Mexico... Ahh, things are taking shape now.....

 

It's all coming together.....

 

One last rub-a-dub-scrub before final assembly.....

 

And so, "Southwestern Sunflower" is completed.  After a small material investment, a lot of metal shavings to clean up, and some patience and vision; I have again demonstrated that I can take other peoples' random junk and turn it into my own organized junk.  Coming full-circle, I had a plan to dispose of some old license plates that were taking-up space.  Now, I still have those plates, plus about a dozen more with sharp edges, and a bunch of old wood to boot.  I started getting a little impatient toward the end, and therefore, a little bit sloppy.  There are a few things I would do differently if I were to do it again, but overall I am happy with the work.  

Ta-da!  Prop this up among the wagon wheels, rusty farm tools, and whiskey barrels on your porch.  Or, out in the yard with the old hot water heaters and that '79 Trans-Camaro you've had on blocks since the Reagan Administration.  You know, the one with the blackberries growing up through hood and the Journey tape still in the deck.....

 

The last thing I need is another project in the queue, but -- oh-oh, the geographer sees potential for another folksy license plate project!  Do you see it?  This one could take a while.  I better get proficient with that jigsaw -- I'll be wishing there were more Wyomings and fewer Michigans.....

 

Thanks for looking.

The End.

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