Dunlap, Iowa: Big Dalmatian and Girl Holding Teddy Bear

A 16-foot-tall painted plywood sign created by artist John Cerney in 1999, placed at the edge of a cornfield.

Address:
US Hwy 30, Dunlap, IA
Directions:
On the east side of US Hwy 30, three miles south of downtown Dunlap or seven miles north of downtown Woodbine.
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Big Dalmation and Girl Holding Teddy Bear.

Big Dalmatian and Girl Holding Teddy Bear

The display still stands, although the girl has seen better days....

[Deb Wills, 04/13/2021]

The big plywood girl has been out in the weather for over 20 years.

Girl with dalmation and teddy bear.

Big Dalmatian and Girl holding Teddy Bear

This large piece of roadside art which can be found (and not missed) if you travel Highway 30 from Woodbine, IA to Dunlap, IA. It is a 16 foot tall painted plywood sign created by John Cerney in 1999. It was placed in a cornfield as a visual oddity for drivers.

From John's website: "John Cerney is a Salinas, California native whose artwork can best be described as 'giant cut-out art,' ordinarily viewed from the comfort of your automobile."

[Cheri Morris, 02/16/2008]

John is the artist behind "Big Baby with Tractors" in Goodyear, AZ, among other giant cutouts.


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