August 12, 2007

Not-So-Appropriate Public Art

I recently flew into Cedar Rapids, Iowa for a family reunion. (No, I'm NOT from Iowa. Don't ask.)

Everyone jokes about Iowa being one big cornfield, and the Cedar Rapids Iowa won't disabuse you of this notion; it's SURROUNDED by cornfields.

You can see the fields beyond the parking lot. But you can also see some sculptures that have been placed between the airport and the cornfields.

I suppose it's an attempt to show arriving passengers that Iowa isn't all corn and pig farmers, and that they have art, too.

And not just any art: MODERN art.

The problem is that the sculptures kind of look like the tails of airplanes.

That makes the message something like "WHEW! You had a better landing than THESE guys!"

I wonder if this one is called "Whoops!"

1 comment:

  1. Many, many moons ago I was dating a woman who had a friend who had his pilot's license. One weekend we flew out to Bimini. The runway there is surrounded by a veritable airplane graveyard reminiscent of the B-17 scene from Heavy Metal. It made for an interesting view while landing.