We visited the US Botanic Garden’s annual “Season’s Greenings” display titled “Roadside Attractions” featuring plant-based recreations of iconic sights from across the United States, with G gauge model trains chugging around, below, through and above the displays.
An old Volkswagen Beetle car has been outfitted with eight spindly legs and turned into a spider. This sculpture sits in a cornfield, across the street from the artists’ father’s home. It is one of many Volkswagen Beetle spider sculptures scattered around the country.
Building materials include gourds, birch bark, horse chestnut bark and aspen leaves in the body/hood, and burr oak acorn caps, sycamore sticks, driftwood and horse chestnut bark in the legs.
Boll Weevil Monument, Alabama, posted earlier: