- World’s Largest Measuring Cup August 20, 2018
- Big Electric Plug August 20, 2018
- Rooftop Polar Bear August 20, 2018
- Blue Dolphin Diner August 20, 2018
- Big Cardinals Fan July 15, 2018
- Valvoline Big Dog May 31, 2018
- Valvoline Big Guy May 31, 2018
- Charlie Johnson’s Big Pencil March 7, 2018
- Julius Sturgis Pretzels February 19, 2018
- Fire and Ice Festival February 19, 2018
While we were in Grand Rapids to see our niece Erica we followed up with time to get some Big Things. This Big Trowel was a nice surprise. It was in the Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park. What a great place. This trowel was, like all the sculpture installations, located outside and, in this case, a field of tall grass. This Big Garden Trowel was created by Claes Oldenburg and his wife Coosje van Bruggen. The Meijer web site states, “Plantoir is the first monumental sculpture created specifically for a garden context. It was sited specifically by the artists.” I liked it a lot.
Also at the Home Show the CertaPro Painters had a booth. All the people visiting the model house saw this booth. Of course, I noticed the person inside this Big Paint Brush. My thanks to JJ Darr for allowing us to grab this image.
This Big Hammer sign was also outside the American Sign Museum. I think the museum could have yielded some other interesting objects but it cost $15 for admission. We didn’t think it was worth the time of money to enter so we left in search of other planned Big Things.
A pitchfork like this is something you would expect to find in Iowa. And it’s a beauty. Created by Clarence Martin in 2003 it stands next to the Custom Steel Service building. If you look closely you can see the strings of lights wrapping about the sculpture. I was there in the daylight and don’t know if it is lit up at night or only for special occassions. If anyone from Ames, Iowa knows, send me a note.
We were on our way back from Terra Haute and Emily’s graduation party and just hit I-465. It was Sunday morning and we had a little free time when we spotted this wrench sign. We jumped off on the Executive Parkway (aka Sam Jones) and wound our way through the industrial park until we found the the sign. It was in front of the Allisonville Transmission facility next to the Comfort Suites. Also home to UAW Local 933. “Go Union” (I grew up in Detroit!)
I was at the Do-It-Best Hardware seasonal show here in Indianapolis. We are a new vendor to Do-It-Best and this was a great experience for someone who likes walking around the hardware section of the store. In fact, Ben and I used to go to the hardware store just to walk around and look at the tools. A father son experience!
Deb and I were on our way home after a real nice stay in Louisville where we visited for our anniversary. We stayed in a downtown hotel suite with a tremendous view of the Ohio River. There are other images from this trip on the site. This one was taken at a lumberyard in Ohio. Not exactly easy to find but when you are after Big Things you have to persevere. Don’t wait for them to come to you, or you are in for disappointment.