They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose art is that way, too. So it was with an open mind that I accompanied our children on a field trip to Laramie's latest installment of Sculpture, A Wyoming Invitational, in June of 2008.
Seriously?! Was this a practical joke? The artist, a man from New York state, took this work quite seriously. He seemed annoyed by the children who didn't get the deeper meaning of it and could only see it as a giant earth worm. Me, all I can say is "Bless their little hearts" as NOT one of them made a single reference as to what else this looks like!
I think the real title of this was "Over and Under". Thankfully, there was a plan to take it down late the following summer and they did. I always wondered what the people driving by on the interstate must have thought if they noticed it!
Fortunately, this "work of art" was taken down after the winter and the good reputation of the city of Laramie restored to those who only traveled by without stopping.