|I’m stuck. Blogger’s block. Hostess hangup. So I am throwing this up as a conversation starter. We GWs never seem to have much of a problem nattering on, though.
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|Can you guess from the clues what I am talking about?
It is 32’ high, weighs 9000 pounds, is cobalt blue painted fiberglass over a steel frame, has red LED eyes, and is anatomically correct in every way.
It received nationwide media coverage and caused a furor in my home town, including a Facebook page dedicated to its removal, and a haiku contest that included entries such as these.
Anxiously I fly
Some of the negative adjectives used to describe it are: scandalous, mean, scary terrifying, frightening, horrifying, ugly, demonic, satanic, unholy, angry, apocalyptic, possessed, hideous and heinous. Positive descriptors are: powerful, engaging, a symbol of freedom and independence.
It is referred to as Satan’s Stallion or Bluecifer. Here it is in all its glory, "Mustang" at Denver International Airport. A stunning night shot. For toppers, here’s an up-close and personal rear view.
The New York Times article, subtitled "Many in Denver Just Say Neigh," makes this poignant observation:
The original design called for a pull-off from the airport road, with benches and ample room to contemplate the statue from all angles. After the terrorist attacks of 9/11, however, the parking area idea was shelved for security reasons.
Denver has other interesting public art:
Hill of kidney beans, "National Velvet."
Giant blue bear at the Convention Center, "I See What You Mean."
The Botero statues at the Performing Arts Centre, "Man" and "Woman."
OK, partiers, the floor is yours.