Frankentank.

Frankentank

Field review by the editors.

Pendleton, Oregon

What's the story behind the Frankentank? Beats us. It lies on the ground next to a set of railroad tracks, some kind of boiler, possibly from an old steam locomotive or business basement. A local artist -- or perhaps a student artist collective -- has turned the tank into a supine Frankenstein's monster, floating on blue waves, dressed in what appears to be a harlequin suit. From out of a painted hole in the monster's chest, which is apparently filled with water, another, smaller Frankenstein's monster is emerging. Both wear big grins, so the transmutation evidently isn't painful.

If we spotted this creation right before lunch, we might think we were having a low blood sugar moment.

May 2017: Artist Johab Silva let us know he's the creator of Frankentank. "Did this graffiti in 2008, my first year here in the U.S. I Lived in Pendleton for 3 months only, then moved to the East coast."

Frankentank

Address:
SW Frazer Ave., Pendleton, OR
Directions:
On the north side of SW Frazer Ave. at 10th St., across from the Three R's School.
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