Saturday, February 11, 2012
Jerry Hall was a welder who created fanciful creatures out of auto parts and miscellaneous junk. It was always a treat to go by his home at Water and Highland in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. His marvelous metal friends escaped his yard and spilled out onto the sidewalk years ago. There was just no containing the joy he put into his art.
Jerry died in 2010, and many of his sculptures were sold estate-sale style a few weekends ago. The sale was not well publicized, which is tragic.
Now his home is for sale, listed with Long Realty. When I drove by last week, several of his creations were still there, but the display is a shadow of its former glory.