Gary Pendergrass Steampunk Art
After seeing several photos of the Steampunk Grassroots Art of Gary Pendergrass, I was quite excited to have a chance to see the art in person. It fills a side yard at Gary's home in Wichita, Kansas and is open during daylight hours. The sign says, "Welcome, Be careful & safe."
The small yard is packed with steampunk, fantasy and science fiction art, with each piece fighting for your attention. There is so much entertaining art in this space that it is hard to take in. I just wish he had an even larger space so we could enjoy even more of Gary's work.
Gary Pendergrass is a retired home remodeler who first saw steampunk in a hat from Hatman Jack's. After looking at more steampunk art online, he created a few pieces of his own, which were very popular. Running out of space in his home, he started this grassroots art environment outdoors.
Steampunk is a form of fantasy which uses ideas and designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam powered machinery. Many of the pieces or art which Gary Pendergrass has made are animated, but only a couple of things were lighted the July day which we visited this wonderful art environment.
The Gary Pendergrass Steampunk Art Environment is open to the public during daylight hours. Please be considerate of this delightful treat provided by the Pendergrasses and do not disturb them or their neighbor.
More of Gary's art can be viewed at the Grassroots Art Center in Lucas, Kansas. Kansas is a national leader in grassroots or self taught folk art and many other art environments can be visited across the state.
copyright 2018 by Keith Stokes