domingo, octubre 24, 2010

Ghost Billboard Erected on U.S.-Canada Border

Ghost Billboard Erected on U.S.-Canada Border: "

By Duncan Geere, Wired UK

A U.S. art studio called Lead Pencil Studio has created a sculpture on the border between the United States and Canada that consists of a blank space in the shape of a billboard, surrounded by tangled metal.

Titled Non-Sign II, the piece was commissioned by the U.S. government. The artists behind it are Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, who’ve won numerous awards for their work over the last decade. The pair carefully twisted metal to give the appearance of a ghost of one of the billboards that populate the area.

Han and Mihalyo told The Stranger that they hope the sculpture will add a bit of awareness to the signage landscape in the border zone, as it flies past the inhabitants of passing cars. It’s located close to Blaine, Washington, if you happen to be in the area and want to investigate further.

The work was funded by the U.S. government’s Art in Architecture program.

Photo: Lead Pencil Studio

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