Yard Art with Wally Keller
Mt Horeb, WI
Factory to Sculpture, a poem by
Emily | Dylan
Wally Keller is a man who we visited because he makes
excellent sculptures. He gets the parts mainly from old farm equipment.
He makes machines to build sculptures with old farm equipment. At his
driveway, there's a huge sculpture named Pegleg the Pirate.
Around his yard there are all sorts of whimsical creatures. We walked
over to a statue that had gears that enabled it to move. It was made out
of wagon wheels and round plates.
My favorite was the bug whose wings were made out of two old tractor
seats and other garden tools like a spade or a hoe. When we went inside
his workshop, he had all sorts of little cars and bugs and some machines.
He showed us how the machines could bend a metal bar into a circle. --Emily
One of Wally's creations is a four-legged dragon.
The wings are
stretched-out metal. The spine of the dragon is a large chain. Some parts
move on his creations. Another one of his creations has a spinning metal
wheel in the center and spinning rotary blades on the wheel and cultivator
blades that spin on other parts of his creation. Another one of Wally's
creatures is the T-Rex dragon. He has made an ostrich sculpture, a hand
drill sculpture, and a kangaroo sculpture. --Dylan