Art
Leave a comment

CATHEDRAL OF THE JUNK KING

Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.50.36

Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.51.55Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 10.46.40 Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 10.47.00Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.30.28 Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.50.52

This is a fascinating and touching glimpse into the ongoing art installation of Austin, Texas resident Vince Hannemann (aka the Junk King) who since 1989 has been collecting thousands of discarded objects and turning them into a giant cathedral of junk. In 2010 the city closed the structure deeming it unsafe and wanted Junk King to obtain proper building permits. He was then forced to remove nearly 60 tons of materials before finally obtaining the approval from an engineer. Over seven months hundreds of volunteers stopped by to lend a hand and the cathedral has begun expanding once again.

Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.50.13 Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.51.31 Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 09.52.59Screen shot 2014-12-01 at PM 10.46.30

Image Source: Screencaps from video 

Leave a Reply