Grassroots Art Center

Topeka's Fireplug Garden Continues to Grow

by Phil Pasquini

BFA and MFA in Sculpture, from the San Francisco Art Institute


Fireplug Garden 2013

Topeka’s Fireplug Garden was inspired by Claude Belshe’s three dogs that kept tearing up his yard destroying his plans for a typical urban manicured lawn.

The destruction gave Belshe inspiration to create an alternative to the usual urban yard format while at the same time providing his dogs with a Paradise and himself with a newfound passion.