Monday, October 6, 2008

Roadrunner Recycling


It was a long, hot drive from Phoenix back home in August. The one thing we look forward to (other than safely making it home) is the Las Cruces Roadrunner. He is poised for take-off at the IH 10 East rest stop, just before Las Cruces, New Mexico.

He was made from totally recycled items from the old Las Cruces city dump when it closed about 8 years ago. I really wanted Susan to take more pictures, including one of me standing under him. His chest is way over my head so that picture would have given you a better idea of his size (about 20 feet high). But she balked and headed back for the car, muttering something about the warning fence we stepped over to get closer to him, something about the sign saying "Beware of Snakes."



You can get an idea of his size from the last picture which shows what his chest is made up of. Nice job of recycling!

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Oh wow, this bird is brillant!! I love the chest made up of old running shoes. Ingenius!

Sherry Goodloe said...

WOW! that is the coolest bird. Tell Susan I said she's one smart woman though.

seth said...

This is just so cool. Talk about mixed media with found objects!

Terry Rafferty said...

Hi! Robyn sent me over here to look at the shoes - but she didn't tell me how wowed I would be by everything here! So - LOVE the roadrunner, one of my fav. birds. I live in Albuquerque and had no idea this was at Las Cruces. Will have to get down there to see it for real. Amazing, esp. the shoes.
Love your clay pieces too - "Dude" & dude brother are wonderful!
And for just making me feel really good, Thanks for the 9/17 post of Dance....
I don't see a way to subscribe, so I'm adding you to my blogroll so I will get back here often!

Don Madden said...

Glad everyone liked the Bird. Terry, I'll get Susan to figure out the subscribe thing (she thinks it's Atom ???) but up to this point I had no idea anyone paid that much attention to me!