Thursday, 28 October 2010

Ghost billboard erected on US-Canada border

A US art studio called Lead Pencil Studio has created a sculpture on the border between the US and Canada that consists of a blank space in the shape of a billboard, surrounded by tangled metal.
Titled "Non-Sign II", the piece was commissioned by the US government. The artists behind it are Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, who've won numerous awards for their work over the last decade. The pair carefully twisted metal to give the appearance of  ghost of one of the billboards that populate the area.
Han and Mihalyo told The Stranger that they hope the sculpture will add a bit of awareness to the signage landscape in the border zone, as it flies past the inhabitants of passing cars. It's located close to Blaine in Washington, if you happen to be in the area and want to investigate further.
The work was funded by the US government's Art-In-Architecture program.

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