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Fence Post Art

A free-wheeling artist attaches his creations, such as this gal, to fence posts.
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A free-wheeling artist attaches his creations, such as this gal, to fence posts.

Ranchers don't ask for Cory Holmes's sculptures. The whimsical scrap-metal pieces—such as this frizzy-haired gal—just appear on roadside fence posts. Holmes, a train conductor from Havre, Mont., has left 750 works in 19 states but favors his own turf. "There are 35 million fence posts in Montana," he says. Spy his art along Highway 239 between Hobson and Utica. montanapictures.net/hobson_art_tour_two.htm.

Photography by Lynn Donaldson

This article was first published in September 2009. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.