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Joliet, Montana: The Creature - Skiier God Sculpture

Built out of a water tank, 18 feet tall, with claw-like hands and a zombie's face. And only one among several equally oddball sculptures.

Charles Ringer Studio and Gallery

418 E. Front Ave., Joliet, MT
Charles Ringer Studio and Gallery. East edge of town, on the south side of US Hwy 212/E. Front Ave., just west of Cole Creek Rd.
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The Creature - Skiier God Sculpture

So much more than The Creature now!

[Darren Collins, 07/18/2011]

The 18-ft tall Creature is only one of the sculptures at this site.

The Creature.

The Creature - Skiier God sculpture

Artist Charles Ringer created "The Creature," an 18 ft. tall welded metal humanoid sculpture along the road in Joliet. Skiiers often stop and pray to it for snow.

[Donna Healy, 02/06/2003]

October 2007: Photo from Tom Beattie. March 2003: Donna from the Billings Gazette provided this tip during an interview. The Creature was built in 1982 out of steel pipe, cable, and a water tank. According to Charles Ringer's Web site you can buy 16-inch Creature metal silhouettes from him for $225. And don't forget -- in Joliet it is still illegal to mispronounce the name "Joliet."

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