A water fountain made of old musical instruments at Pearl Fryar's topiary garden.

A water fountain made of old musical instruments at Pearl Fryar’s topiary garden.

My family and I took a day trip to Bishopville, SC this weekend to visit the famous topiary garden of Mr. Pearl Fryar. It’s in an unassuming little subdivision not too far from I-20, but if you look closely along the way after you get off the interstate, you’ll see little clues that tell you that you’re on the right path. The topiaries right outside of the Waffle House on the highway are sure signs that you’re getting close.

Pearl Fryar has turned his entire yard into an incredible topiary garden, but embedded in these plants are many different water sculptures. They are all made of scrap metal, but the one that stood out to me most was one that was made up of old musical instruments. Being a musician, and especially a brass player, I was drawn to this one immediately. I loved the play of the different instruments in the composition of the sculpture, as there was everything from a trumpet to a French horn and a saxophone in this fountain. It’s a really unique piece of art, and my inspiration for the Water theme.

I will have photos up soon from the topiary garden, so stay tuned! This is for the SooC project I’m doing along with these goons. 😉

Chris Lane – http://www.chrislanephoto.com/blog/tag/sooc-52/

Pete Glogiewicz – http://glogtography.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/SOOC52

Bruce Ulrich – http://bruceaulrich.wordpress.com/tag/sooc52/

John Pemberton – http://jpsquaredphotography.blogspot.com/p/sooc.html

Doug Patterson – http://blogs.jccc.edu/dpatter/

Eje Gustaffson – http://straylightdata.com/category/52-week-challenge/