Kenny Hill disappeared in 2000 after getting evicted from a plot of land for not mowing. He left behind a yard full of sculptures that he worked on over a decade. His parting tweaks were painting a sign that said, “Welcome to Hell, Here” and knocking off the head off of one of his sculptures of Jesus.
Hill did not talk about the meaning of the sculptures. Unable to find him, the Kohler Foundation purchased the plot and sculptures and made it a gift to nearby Nicholls State University. The Chauvin Sculpture Garden is now fenced in with a visitor center across the street.