Every9one loves to walk down Florence... it is fun to see all of the sculptures and well worth the stroll.
Florence Avenue extends from Bodega Avenue to Healdsburg Avenue in downtown Sebastopol. Along its four city block length there are displayed numerous large "junk sculptures" produced by artist Peter Amiot. To fully appreciate these wonderfully whimsical and clever artworks it is best to take a walking tour. The artist lives on this street and many of his neighbors display the... More
Patrick Amiot has supplied his several-block neighborhood with enough of his whimsical “junk” sculpture to occupy an hour or more of strolling and looking. (Actually, the rest of Sebastopol exhibits additional examples of his art, but it’s a lot more spread out.) Plan to park, get out your camera and walk both sides of this street for several blocks to... More
Local hero, junk sculptor Patrick Amiot, has turned this quiet residential street into one of Sebastopol's premiere (if low key) attractions with his wild, funny, whimsical and inventive works displayed in front of practically every home; his own house is generally festooned with half a dozen new creations every week or two. They're absolutely worth seeing, but I would strongly... More
You probably could walk the few blocks of Florence Avenue in five minutes. But, you'll want to take a leisurely stroll to savor Patrick Amiot's whimsical sculptures, which pop up in the darnedest places! Your children will enjoy the oversized Batman (best seen after dark, when his red-lit eyes make the Dark Knight an eerie creature) and the nearby NY... More
Most of the homes on Florence Avenue display the wild and creative sculptures of Sebastopol's own local artist, Patrick Amiot. They are all made from local junk and recycled goods. Not only are the sculptures fun and whimsical, they seem deeply personal to me and tell a story about those who commissioned the art. But, don't stop at Florence Avenue!... More
Assembled from a seemingly endless supply of odd items - scrap metal, machine and car or motorcycle parts, old toys, appliances, you name it - the Amiotts have created hundreds of unique and utterly charming sculptural pieces. Best of all, many of these works sit in full view on the front lawns or porches of the Amiotts' neighbors on Florence... More
This art stimulates all kinds of conversations and is just plain fun to see. I recommend driving down this street to all ages. The street is Florence in sebastopol.
Patrick Amiott, a French Canadian now resident in Sebastopol for decades has single-handedly made his adopted home town a destination site for those who appreciate sculpture made from found objects. Some of his best work is displayed on the lawns of his neighbors, but now you would have to wait years or pay dearly to get one of these fantastic... More
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