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Faux stone turns the unnatural into the supernatural: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

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Nothing quite says dead letter like the faux-stone postal pyramid pictured above. While the sturdy base looks almost normal, it's the rocky roof that turns this unnatural mailbox into something almost supernatural... The faux-stone covered lean-to and mailbox pictured above make a complimentary, yet curious pairing. The mix-matched faux stones and slap-dash faux-stone masonry simultaneously suggest the work of a harried craftsman after an unexpected close-out sale at a nearby building center.

The most remarkable aspect of this fake-rock project is the slope of the mailbox rooftop. By tilting the roof line ever so slightly, the builder has miraculously created a mailbox that appears to be a solemn monument to the dead undertaking of the written message.

Below, the faux-stone day bed... The photograph of the business office duplex above was taken in the Overland neighborhood. The businesses that occupy the structure aren't marked, but the faux-stone bench suggest that the employees are allowed to enjoy their breaks sitting bolt upright on bumpy faux stones in the blazing sun.

To the right of the picture, it appears that a new faux-stone project is just getting started. Perhaps a new bench is being built to provide more break-taking space for additional workers. Such are the supernatural powers of these unnatural building blocks.

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