It’s clear from just viewing the garden that the artist was definitely dealing with some pretty severe struggles. But, given the history, it seems to fit the bill:
Hill first settled in Chauvin in 1988, living in a tent until he built a small cabin. Two years later, he began a self-proclaimed “story of salvation” for his neighbors. According to the garden’s official website, Hill did not wish to share his art with others. He refused media access to the garden.
In January 2000, Hill was evicted by the parish for not keeping the grass cut on his property. He knocked the head off the statue of Jesus Christ and left on foot. The site was later donated to Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.
Still, it’s definitely an interesting detour among the small towns of Louisiana.