Sunflowers - Hammonton, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 36.736 W 074° 46.577
18S E 519203 N 4384747
Welcome to EL&M Auto Recycling & home of amazing auto part sculptures. They are everywhere! This is also a featured site on Roadside America. There is a diverse menagerie of characters, insects, flora & fauna and a whole cast of characters.
Waymark Code: WM9GC3
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 08/17/2010
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member riston2
Views: 1

This waymark focuses on the only piece of flora located in this sculpture junkyard. The two flowers are located furthest back, against a structure off to the right just before the rear of the yard. The flower is among five abstract, person-based abstract sculptures and one turkey. The flowered pair are colored pink and yellow. The heads are made of fan belts, the stems of gear work or whatever makes a conveyor belt run. The middle reproductive parts of the flower head are made of metal rings that look like washers. I am sure they have an official car part name but I don't know it.

Overall, this is a fantastic collection of auto part sculptures. One of three junk yards mentioned on the Roadside Attractions website (which is how I discovered this), this one is the most impressive and prolific. The sculptures range from large to small, some are isolated and some are in groups. Most are people-based but a few are insects, this plant and one large angry dog which frightened me!

I was given permission to walk about the front of the business. The people in the office wanted to make very clear that this area which hosts these sculptures are the furthest one can go. Anything further back is off-limits for insurance reasons and you are asked to not go back there. They also told me the person who made these used to work here but has been gone for a long time.

Title: Sunflowers (unofficial)

Media (materials) used: Car parts

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): EL&M Auto Recycling

Artist: Not listed

Date of creation or placement: Not listed

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