We bought this figurine from a Jamaican artist in 2005. He used to sit on the Northern shore close to Ocho Rios, smoked ganja, talked about unity and love, sometimes picked the driftwood, carved animals out of it and tried to sell them to the occupants of the all-inclusive hotels nearby who were strong and curious enough to leave the premises after diligent worship of Bacchus. His name was Toney.


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

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