Art Installations

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Caddo Lake's Taylor Island Wonderland

The whimsical, creative spirit of Dottie Carter is found in art projects around her Spatterdock Guest houses on Taylor Island. VW art cars, and other installations can be seen on walking or driving tours. Walking can take you into the magical Isabella's Garden, found beside Dottie's home, Wildfern. You can find there another VW and a trail that will lead you out onto Lost Dog pier, featuring a cabin approved by Dr. Seuss and, high in the trees, a colorful glass canoe. Go on to the end, sit down and take in sights and sounds that are Caddo.

Dottie Carter and her pal, Patty Lovelace, with their creative and whimsical spirits, create mosaic pieces, large and small. Most of the friends' work are on Taylor Island, where all but one of the Spatterdock Guest Houses are located. VWs can be seen near the road at Frog Trot (Super Heroes), Barnstormer (Volksfroggin) and Spatterdock (Baby Buddha and the Teapots).(Wanda Warmouth) is across the road from Wildfern. (Little Cricket) allows a glimpse of a miniature VW caught in the web of a giant red bodied juju spider.

Wildfern is the home of Dottie Carter and the office of Spatterdock Guest Houses. You are welcome to park and walk through the yard, enjoying the colorful green house and miniature VW caught in the web of a long-legged, redbodied, juju spider.

For more creations, walk to the right of the house, through Isabella Bird's Garden to check out more capricious art objects, including another VW (Electric Blue).

Follow the rock walk from the garden to the dock. Passing the little Dr. Suess house, go to the end where you can sit and take in the sounds and sights that are Caddo Lake.

It is mandatory to grow old but optional to grow up !!!



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