There may be only one place in America to see the Scripture verse John 3:16 painted on a tailgate removed from a Dodge pickup truck, propped up against a fence next to a historic cemetery.
It’s the same place where giant red plastic letters from a defunct movie theater are nailed to a wooden fence, spelling out “His Word is Real.”
Those distinctive creations are the work of folk artist Joe Minter of Birmingham, part of his African Village, a yard full of hand-painted boards and pieces of metal, stacked and mounted in ways that may make sense to no one but Minter himself.
“Every piece has got a story,” Minter said.
The article mentions Hilda selling the book Joe wrote and postcards to visitors – those are the postcards I made for them as a gift, based on this pic I took during one visit:
When Hilda needs more, I think I’ll use either of these pics:
A big set of my pics from Joe’s place – he calls it “African Village in America” – is here.