I’ve visited many junkyards both large and small. My footsteps have gone from farmer’s barnyards with a few junkers sitting around, to 300 acre fields of high grass, hot rusty metal, and hungry ticks. It’s been a good adventure. I get to enjoy seeing the old vehicles in a historical way, but I also get to make artwork from them for the present.
Most junkyards are full of cars and pickup trucks as you’d expect. However, some of the coolest junk collections were one of entirely old truck tractor trailers and another of nothing but heavy cranes. The most unusual was a densely packed scrap metal yard with airplanes mixed in with anything else you could imagine. Probably the best was a yard with over 4000 cars, none newer than 1972.
I’ve got a thing for transportation history. I enjoy visiting the rusty old junkyards and discovering things in the old relic realm. Need a part? After these travels, I can easily say it’s probably out there somewhere.
All the images are available on paper, canvas, or metal.