Grassroots Art Center

Jim Dickerman

For over twenty-five years Jim Dickerman has been combining scrap metal and parts from cars, trucks, tractors, bikes and field equipment with skulls, bones, driftwood, antlers, feathers and just about anything else you could think of to create his magical creatures.

He sees himself as rather passive in this process, letting the pieces he finds decide what kind of creature they want to be.

Since 2000, Jim, who lives in Lincoln County has been creating his Open Range Zoo along Highway K-18. He asked friends and land owners if it would be okay to exhibit his metal/bone creations in their pastures, on top of billboards and all sorts of unexpected places. It is a visual surprise around every bend along this two lane road.

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