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Appearances of invincibility, even in a roadside statue of an all-powerful being, can be deceiving.
Jeff Lohaud is a Minneapolis-based artist with a dumpling dream: a vision inspired by the Eastern European version of stuffed dough called a pierogi. His ambition is to raise $100,000 to fund the creation of a 17-foot-tall cast bronze sculpture of a pierogi, perched atop a formidable metal fork. The masonry base will display the [...]
For a hundred years a statue of Chief Bemidji has stood in his namesake city of Bemidji, Minnesota. The current Chief has looked out over Lake Bemidjigamaug since 1952, replacing an earlier model that had fallen apart.
Recently a giant fork appeared on a traffic median in Pasadena, California. No one seemed to know who was responsible for the guerrilla installation of the 18-foot-tall rogue utensil…
For three decades the Jolly Green Giant has cast a mighty shadow — formed by a body built by healthy vegetables — across Blue Earth, Minnesota. Standing over 55 feet tall, the Giant went up on July 6, 1979.
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