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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Girl in the Cornfield


Dunlap, Iowa

I had this on my list of things to see and wasn't expecting much.  But when I found it, it truly became one of my all time gems of the unusual things I seek out in America.  This may not be a mural in the true sense but I wanted to share it with you anyway.

The girl stands 16 feet tall and is made from plywood by artist John Cerney in 1999.


Unfortunately I was there in the early morning hours and the sun was behind here.  I had to really brighten up the image a lot at the cost of the overall scenery just so you could see her facial expression.  That is her shredded Teddy Bear she is holding up to inspection of her Dalmatian.

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Since this shot had a fence in it I think it qualifies for GOOD FENCES




32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute scene! would have never guessed it was that large.

Cloudia said...

this is a gem! Thanks

ALOHA from Honolulu
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GreenComotion said...

I like it. 16' tall - now that's something. I am reminded of a painting titled, "Compulsory Education".

Peace :)

s.c said...

A very nice artwork. It reminds me a bit at the art of Norman Rockwell. Also a preserver of all day little life happenings with a funny touch. Only the word little you have to interpret different here.

biebkriebels said...

A very original artwork, I had to calculate the size of the girl in meters, it is huge! Have never seen such art in a cornfield.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I like the humour in that.

EG CameraGirl said...

UH-OH! Naughty doggy! This is a super mural and much bigger than I would have guessed.

Jackie McGuinness said...

This is incredible! Wonder what caused someone to create it?

Little Wandering Wren said...

Ohhh that naughty dog - ha ha. Love it!
Wren x

Billy Blue Eyes said...

Differnt but It's great

Breathtaking said...

Something a little different, but it makes one smile!:)

RedPat said...

That is so wonderful! Love it!

Felicia said...

she sure doesn't look happy.

It's a really neat sculpture/statue anyway.

Randy said...

My partner Todd was from Iowa and told me about this. I am so happy that you posted it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

This dog is definitely in the dog house. This is very amusing. How'd you find out about it? It looks like worth the side trip to see it. I really like your quest for oddities on the highway. Thanks, John, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Lúcia said...

Very nice work, love the posture of the big girl! ;-)

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

I would love to see this in person, great picture!

Karen said...

What a fun and whimsical find, John. Great shot with the fence.

bj said...

Thanks for this great spin on fences. How fun...

Debbie said...

i love to stumble upon things like this, she does not look that big!!

it looks good with the inclusion of the fence!! a nice entry for today...mine is lame this week, teeny, tiny fences!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

just love it! glad i could come back and see it again. :) thanks, john!

Amy Burzese said...

Thanks for sharing this! I would love to see it in person.

Latane Barton said...

What an interesting place to visit. The 'little' girl seems mighty unhappy about her bear.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Quite a unique work of art. It was so realistic that it gave me no hint of its dimensions. Lovely post!

Anonymous said...

What a unique sight! It really reminds me of Norman Rockwell's art.

barbara l. hale said...

That's great! Just the kind of thing to look for on the road.

21 Wits said...

How creative!

Rose said...

I thought she was real at first glance! This is way cool!

Ida said...

Oh my goodness that is so cool and so fun. She does have a great expression on her face. I would go see this too if I had the chance.

Ruth Kelly said...

It is like a magic show. Now you see it, then you don't.

LV said...

I would love to see this sight. I have never been to Iowa. Nice post.

A Colorful World said...

LOVE it! Perfect art for a cornfield!