One of the least-mentioned art/visionary environments here in Alabama is the one made by Rev. George Kornegay.
He’s a preacher affiliating with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and received a message from G-d in 1960 to make his art in order to communicate his message more clearly. Along with his home, the environment he built is called “House of the Apocalypse”. It is in Brent, Alabama.
It’s really a shame, because today so many of his pieces are broken or just missing. It looks like at least 75% of what used to be there is just gone. The whole place has been neglected.
This one area is the most intact part of the yard:
There used to be one piece called “electric chair” or “capital punishment”, which was made up of an electric stove with a figure representing a man rested on the burners. It was nowhere to be found.
All the way to the left in this picture – the building that looks like a small garage with all kinds of things inside – this used to have Rev. Kornegay’s home chapel next to it, and atop the chapel there was a teepee made up of painted sticks.