Grassroots Art Center
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Ed Schmiedeler
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A wonderful yard environment full of color, texture, and pattern is tucked into the woods of eastern Kansas. Ed Schmiedeler has been working for years, ornamenting the exterior and interior of his rural home. Anything is apt to be displayed as multiples or as a single unit in his yard environment. Included are machinery parts, railroad rail, jars, rocks, bikes, mannequins, barbed wire, mosaic toilets, chairs, plastic, cloth, shoes, ceramics, wheels, and furnace grates.

The landscape plantings of floral and grasses make the sculptures come alive.

Ed says, his favorite part of the environment is no single sculpture. "I love to sit in the swing on my deck which makes a great vantage point to view and enjoy the entire yard."

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