Paints, plants, plastic animals, and yard sale finds are only a few of the tools that creator, Randy Gilson has employed to transform his home and surrounding buildings into a colorful Pittsburgh landmark. This vibrant set of buildings is a centerpiece that continues to attract both tourists and locals.
If you do the same thing as everybody else, then you’re the same as them. But I think everyone has a unique personality and character, so why not just be different? Be the best you can. Be happy with who you are!
If you find yourself in Pittsburgh, start asking about Randyland. It’s not the sort of place you can enter into Google Maps (which will direct you to Randy Land Gaming in Douglas, Georgia), but any local can point you right to it. “It looks like a box of crayons exploded” is perhaps the best description we heard of the “brownstone” which I put in quotations because there isn’t a single inch of the two buildings where you can see the original color.
Situated on the corner of Arch and Jacksonia streets sits the artistic masterpiece and home of Randy Gilson. Gilson has taken his house, the next house over, and the land in between and turned it into a veritable wonderland of quirky artistic expression.
A visitor to Randyland doesn’t need to have a passport or make complex travel plans. The only thing necessary for anyone to go see this land of recycling ingenuity is a desire to enjoy the creative work of Randy Gilson. Located in Pittsburgh, Randyland is a set of buildings colored and decorated from discarded items. It captures the imagination and treats the eyes.