In Palm Springs, CA, artist Kenny Irwin opens his yard to public tours every year between Christmas and New Year's -- a 4.5 acre installation of humanoid and non-humanoid sculptures, most of them extravagantly, intensely lit, all of them created from found objects, glue, wood, metal, plasma generators, and Christmas lights - lots of Christmas lights. Some of these sculptures weigh many tons, one is 48 feet high. Another includes something like 560 pounds of dry glue. More information here. Photographs by Scot Hacker, 12/31/04.