Thomas Barker

I grew up in Decatur.  My family owned a local wrecker business.  During high school, I decided I wanted to make a skeleton for Halloween.  There was an old swing set in the junkyard and I decided I would use it to create the skeleton.  The skeleton was the first item I made and from there I created a witch and Frankenstein.   We used the sculptures each year as part of our Halloween decorations.  I have always enjoyed taking nothing and making it into something.  I hope to have some help from my boys on my next project.

Decatur, Indiana


Bill - 2016

Bill is a sewer monster.  He is a nice monster until you make him angry.  You wouldn't like him when he is angry. Bill started as a pile of metal that someone had deemed useless. From there, I just started to put the items together until Bill was created. Bill is a sewer monster. He likes to hang out in the sewers to avoid human contact. He travels through the sewers using his blades to clear the path. He is a fun, likable monster who keeps to himself most of the time; however every now and again he pops out of the sewer and creates a little mischief!

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Hoosier Pattern Inc

Gold Sponsors

Adams Memorial Hospital
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Ambassador Enterprises
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
John Brune Digital Video
Terry & Anita Myers