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Spoonbridge and Cherry, Minneapolis, Minnesota

In order to exit the US Botanic Garden you had to walk through almost the entire conservatory, spread around which were more displays from the Season’s Greenings “Roadside Attractions” exhibit.

Spoonbridge and Cherry is an art piece featured in the Walker Art Center’s Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The giant spoon weighs 5,800 pounds and the cherry weighs 1,200 pounds. The sculpture is 29 feet long and 51 feet tall. The cherry stem is a fountain, spraying water from the top of the stem into the spoon and the pond below. During the winter, the snow-covered spoon and cherry are reminiscent of a bite of an ice cream sundae. Artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen are known for their larger-than-life renditions of everyday objects.

Building materials: hollow log, gourds, horse chestnut bark, monkey cup pods

Frigid weather, posted earlier.

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danad15-Dec-2017 10:38
Stunning ! V.
Charlene Ambrose15-Dec-2017 04:22
That certainly is an interesting piece of sculpture. Nice image of it! V
Liz Bickel15-Dec-2017 04:06
Very interesting work of art and nice capture of it.
bill friedlander15-Dec-2017 00:49
Lovely shot of this creative work of art. V
victorswan14-Dec-2017 22:30
Amazing piece of art Helen super image Well done BV
Jim Coffman14-Dec-2017 22:03
Very nice image, Helen.. That would be a very heavy spoon.