pictures are screenshots from the 2012 video (see documentation)
Biagio Lapolla ¹ (b. 1934) probably by tradition had one or two scarecrows in the kitchen garden of his property in the Italian community of Matera (Basilicata)
Having worked for some thirty years at a nearby company that processed grain, in 1981 he became retired.
It so happened that Lapollo then made or reconstructed some scarecrows for his vegetable garden.
This triggered him to continue doing this, but then in a creative way, garnishing the constructions in colorful clothing. This resulted in a garden with dozens of multicolored scarecrows, all made from discarded material and used clothing.
Around 2016 Lapolla, probably because of his age, stopped caring for the site. which meanwhile doesn't exist anymore.
* Article in website Costruttori di Babele, with pictures
¹ I would like to acknowledge that this post is based upon the information in the website Costruttori di Babele, edited by Gabriele Mina, up to now the only internet source that has documented Lapolla's outsider environment.
Giardino di spaventapassen
along road 7
Matera, Basilicata, Italy
this site doesn't exist anymore