Post details: Outsider Art Inspired By HIstory

10/27/07

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Outsider Art Inspired By HIstory

I was so inspired myself earlier this morning while reading through a BBC Online Magazine article about Kevin Duffy's Tudor village I just had to blog about it.

Here is a snippet from the article. Do read on:

To some who are weary of the increasing commercialisation of art, outsider works are unpolished jewels, and the people who make them are the purest artists of all.

And hidden away on an old allotment near Wigan, a vast new creation has recently come to light. Former Lancashire cotton mill worker Kevin Duffy, 62, has poured his life's energy into creating a magical alternative reality.

For over three decades he has used reclaimed building materials to transform his allotment-turned-garden centre into a labyrinth of three-quarter-size Tudor-style cottages, rendered pillars and curved walls.

On Boxing Day 13 years ago, his wife fell dead beneath the Christmas tree, and Duffy's work took on a dramatic new urgency. Since then the site has erupted with more than 80 buildings and sculptures.

Full BBC Article Including Additional Photos Here

What an absolutely fabulous dream come to life! Again, I absolutely love this, and would love to visit one day. Three cheers for people like Kevin Duffy who make are world that much more interesting to live in! :D

Enditall

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