Cavalia-crazed yard artists parade their one-trick ponies: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Categories: Art, Comics

Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration...

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Figure 81a. West Highland: You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it wash.

Denver residents don't need to pay the $134-$240 Cavalia ticket price to see a "multimedia extravaganza of unprecedented magic and emotion" when innovative equestrian artistry can be viewed in nearly every neighborhood for free. The wide variety of display styles and construction materials used across the city suggests that the love of horse art transcends all income and artistic-skill levels.

The horse high atop the sign pictured above clearly intimates that the popularity of horse-themed yard art is even driving local businesses to provide the equestrian artist such services as horse cleaning and alterations. And, speaking of high horses, you can see below that Denver has plenty...

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Figure 81b. Overland: A horse of a different color, impaled on a post.

The classic leaping (yet skewered) rocking horse figure insinuates that the yard artist living in this home yearns for a freedom that he has not yet been achieved. Whereas the fenced trotters and caged rocking horse pictured below hint at an acceptance of one's personal boundaries.
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Figure 81c. Sunnyside: Horse sense is corralled with horse fence.

Page down to see how yard artists are using metal and concrete to raise the bar for spectacular yard art in the 21st century...

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