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Robot head sculpture.

Retro-Robot Head

Field review by the editors.

Columbia, South Carolina

Unveiled just as the pandemic hit in 2020, "Green Eyes" was built out of recycled junk by local artist Clark Ellefson. The oxidizing domed metal head, ten feet high, sports silver buck teeth, jutting green lightbulb eyes -- which can glow after dark -- and spikes for hair, which are accessorized with lit sparklers on July 4th and Christmas lights during the holidays.

According to Ellefson, the head is only the top of a much larger robot that lies buried beneath the surface, part of an ancient, lost race of giant robots that once roamed South Carolina.

Retro-Robot Head

One Eared Cow

1001 US-176, Columbia, SC
I-26 exit 111B. Drive east on US-1/Augusta Rd for less than a mile. Bear left onto SC-12/Jarvis Klapman Blvd. Drive three miles. After you cross the bridge, turn right at the stoplight onto US-176. Drive a half-mile. Turn right into the parking lot for One Eared Cow; the head is in the grass next to the building.
Eyes are sometimes lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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