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Reno, Nevada: Bill's Big Bug and Scrap Art (Gone)

Scrap metal creature created by artist Bill Harvey in 2012. The fenced lot featured other scrap metal creations for sale. Closed in 2018; all the scrap art was hauled away.

Directions:
SW corner of South Virginia and Moana.
Status:
Gone

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Bill's Big Bug

The bug is gone.

[Stephanie, 06/08/2019]

The bug was last visible in Street View mid-2018; Bug possibly moved or sold. Other metal junk artworks on the cluttered lot, such as a water heater-welding mask creature, may still be visible.

Big Bug.

Bill's Big Bug

Located at 190 West Moana Lane sits a large, black/yellow/red bug, threatening to attack the unsuspecting traveler. Bill Harvey, artist and blacksmith, says he made the wild looking creature during the winter of 2012 using scraps that were just laying around. He pointed out the two black poles on top of its back, stating that a replica of the company's business card will be placed there. The bug will become a sign for his Fred and Wilma's rock quarry. Mr. Harvey said he was inspired by David Fambrough's VW Spider Bugs that once roamed freely through Reno, Nevada in the 1970s.

[Meg Zorn, 10/03/2013]

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