License Plate Spider.

Giant License Plate Spider

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St. George, Utah

In 2018 Deveren Farley built a giant Black Widow spider, 17 feet tall, weighing about a ton, out of galvanized steel. It had a head made of Utah license plates and a stop sign on the underside of its elevated belly.

Farley named it "Giant Spider." He said he built it because the purpose of art is to bring out emotions in people, and he wondered if people would be scared by a big metal spider.

The spider was at first displayed prominently in a traffic circle on the town's Main Street. Then it was purchased by a local exterminator, who moved it to the front of his business in May 2019. The spider was a bit of a compromise, since the owner had originally hoped to put a giant scorpion on his roof.

All of the license plates on the spider's head were given to Farley by the evidence department of the Salt Lake City police, which means that all of them are stolen.

Giant License Plate Spider

Morgan Termite and Pest Control

1460 Hilton Drive, St. George, UT
Morgan Termite and Pest Control. Southwest edge of the city, at the corner of Hilton Drive and W 1470 S.
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