#0939 Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments - Nitt Witt Ridge


#0939 Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments - Nitt Witt Ridge

Site information:

881 Hillcrest Dr, Cambria Pines


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Nitt Witt Ridge

Nitt Witt Ridge, one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments, is the creation of Arthur Harold Beal (Der Tinkerpaw or Capt. Nitt Witt), a Cambria Pines pioneer who sculpted the land using hand tools and indigenous materials, remarkable inventiveness, and self-taught skills. A blend of native materials and contemporary elements, impressive in its sheer mass and meticulous placement, it is a revealing memorial to art's unique cosmic humor and zest for life.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments and the Art Beal Foundation, Non-Profit and Educational Corporations, June 26, 1986.