Central Park Plaza

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Address: 68 Lafayette St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hours of Operation:
 Open 24 hours
Staff Contact: Valparaiso Parks Department

Public Restrooms: YES
Public Parking: 
YES
Handicap Accessible: YES


    MEET RACHEL RANDAL

  • ARTIST STATEMENT
    This was my first foray into metal work. Roger the Junkyard Dog is made entirely of scrap metal. My neighbor and friend gave me two pieces of scrap and a basic lesson on using the MIG welder. I connected those first two plates and was exhilarated. He took out a coffee can full of washers and smaller scraps. I grabbed some circles and squares and made eyes out of them. Once I saw his face, I knew his name was Roger, even if he wasn’t yet a dog. Over the next few days, I learned how to use the chop saw, plasma cutter, conduit bender, and acetylene torch, and VOILA! Roger the Junkyard Dog was born. His neck and tail are made from springs, so he has a lot of movement and personality.
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  • FEATURED ARTWORK

    Roger the Junkyard Dog |
    Metal Sculpture | 52x20x43