Dick & Jane's Spot - Ellensburg, Washington
Artists Dick Elliott and Jane Orleman (and their dog Spot) bought a boarded-up house with a barren yard in 1978 and rehabilitated the neglected property into a cheerful home surrounded by flowers and recycled sculptures and paintings. Dick's art features bottle caps and reflectors in dramatic geometric patterns, while Jane's paintings portray autobiographical and mythological themes, and their house and yard combine both the abstract and personal in a playful and colorful manner.
Though Dick passed away in 2007, Jane still maintains the garden that has become a local landmark. While the yard itself is not open to visitors, it is easy to see and enjoy from the sidewalk.
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