Nick Schmiedeler lawn art
We first encountered Nick Schmiedeler's folk art at Art Tougeau - Lawrence, Kansas' annual wheeled-art parade and wheel-apalooza. While researching the vehicles entered in Art Tougeau, I learned that Nick has created many other unique art features.
The Lawrence home of Cindy and Nick Schmiedeler is a grassroots art environment. The various interesting mobiles, statues and unusual fence shown here can all be seen from the street and sidewalk, without entering the Schmiedeler's yard. We didn't know about the art along the back alley until our second visit in 2014 and I feel that back yard has developed until it is the most interesting part of the display.
Nick has no formal art education, but writes that he has been tinkering with found, salvaged and natural objects for decades. He is a member of the Lawrence Art Guild and the Kansas Sculptors Association. He works with metal, wood, rock, and other found materials producing art for his and other homes and gardens. Much of his art is available for sale and if you wish, he will deliver and set up most of the larger or heavier pieces at your site. Nick Schmiedeler also does commissions.
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