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Cinco de Mayo celebrated every day by a sheet metal mariachi: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

Sheet metal mariachi rocks the Mar Lee neighborhood.
Sheet metal mariachi rocks the Mar Lee neighborhood.

Standing beneath the sun, moon and stars, the mariachi pictured above serenades great piles of stone in a southwest Denver yard. Separated by size and texture, the assorted rocks are wrapped in wire to form great sculptural pillars beneath the eaves of this small wooden house...

Mar Lee resident wraps stones in wire to create vertical rock garden.
Mar Lee resident wraps stones in wire to create vertical rock garden.

The sheet metal mariachi standing in the side yard pictured above proves that small yards won't hinder the growth of big ideas. The numerous yard art projects and the chopped wood suggests the yard around the house is needed for a workspace.

The wire-wrapped stone pillars indicate that the resident rockhound has found the space-saving solution by creating vertical rock gardens. A boiler tank birdhouse is perched at the top of the large stone pillar, and crevices are packed with peat moss and fixed with foliage.

Below, an assortment of smaller stones is crafted into carport support pillars...  

The walking garage monster of Mar Lee.
The walking garage monster of Mar Lee.

The support pillars of the carport pictured above look like the stone legs of a monster from an illustrated children's book. The scruffy vines growing across the roof intimate that the carport doubles as an arbor, which helps nurture the monstrous look. Below, a panoramic view from the monstrous carport pillars to the sheet metal mariachi...  

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Placed between the stone pillars in the picture above, large slabs of stone are piled into an awesome porch altar. The altar awning seems to imply that the rockhound resident may use the front yard to stage crafting displays. Based on the steel mariachi sculpture and other objects displayed, one can only hope that this Denver resident has his own yard art show on HGTV. Below, a panoramic look from the steel mariachi back to the garage monster...  

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Although it is difficult to see, a wire-wrapped rock is being crafted into a chicken with sheet metal tail feathers on top of the stone porch altar pictured above.

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