Swetsville Zoo

The Swetsville Zoo is a place in the eastern part of Fort Collins, Colorado. It contains more than a hundred of scrap metal sculptures made by Bill Swets. I am not sure if folk art, as they are usually called on the Web, is a proper name for them, but whatever they are, they are beautiful.

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

Swetsville Zoo

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2 thoughts on “Swetsville Zoo

  1. Indeed they are! I like the “worry well”, very Shakespearean. Could be used for a modern version of the history plays. “for within the hollow crown that rounds the mortal temples of a king keeps Death his court and there the antic sits”

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    • This is a very apposite quotation.

      Speaking of literary allusions, I didn’t have any when we were there except in the yard with several sculptures, which reminded me of sufi whirling dances and their interreligious symbolism, and some vague idea that Lewis Carroll might have enjoyed the show; even the guns and flying saucers didn’t evoke any particular science fiction or mystery novel. But as I think of it now, I would say that the whole exhibition is a symbiosis between the absurdist imagery of Edward Lear and Dadaist collages.

      By the way, about half a year ago you wrote a post about the Fall, a film of Tarsem Singh, and I did like it very much. Later I watched another film of his, the Cell, which I liked too, but it isn’t as good as the Fall, in my opinion.

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