Man's topiary art becomes big hit on block - FOX 13 News

Man's topiary art becomes big hit on block

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ST. PETERSBURG (FOX 13) -

Meet Greg duFault. You can't miss his house on 47th Avenue North in St. Pete.

"Since this is the art and craft of topiary, I call it 'Utopiary Land,'" he said.

There are more than 40 huge sculptures across his yard. He built each one by hand with rebar and old Christmas trees.

"Once the frame is built, you wrap it. That's grueling," he described.

duFault is happy to sell his work, but it's become more of a hobby than anything else.

"In 1995, depression kicked in, I don't know why or whatever, but this is what came out of it," he said. "I taught myself how to weld. I taught myself everything," duFault said.

Some of his work takes up to 60 hours to finish, but it’s a labor of love that has become a big hit on the block

"I love it. I think it's really good for the neighborhood," said neighbor Dean Pasquale.

For more information or to contact duFault you can e-mail him at: Greg.duFault251@gmail.com.

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