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Giant Body Parts (page 3)

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Vertebrae
Metamora, IL
Vertebrae
Muskogee, OK
Spine
Columbus, OH
The Vertebrae in Metamora advertise for Adams Chiropractic Clinic. By 2018, there was a different medical center there but the Vertebrae remains. [map]

The Vertebrae in Muskogee are located at Hines Chiropractic. [map]

This Spine is or was installed in front of the Columbus Chiropractic Center. It appeared to be carved from a tree. The parking lane stripes are painted in spine shapes. By 2017, only part of the Spine was still there. I'm told that might be gone now. [map]

More Giant Spines:
West Burlington, IA [gone?]
Houston, TX

Pilgrim's Pride
Pittsburg, TX
Pilgrim's Pride, a poultry producer, was founded in 1946 by Bo Pilgrim. In the late 1960s, a giant pilgrim's hat, Bo's trademark, was mounted on the roof of Pilgrim's Place, a restaurant in downtown Pittsburg. When the restaurant closed in 2001, the hat was put in storage. In 2002, the company commissioned a 37 foot tall fiberglass bust of Bo on which to display the giant hat. The bust was installed in front of their freezer and distribution plant. In the gazebo under the bust, there is also a bronze statue of Bo Pilgrim reading the Bible with his chicken, Henrietta. In 2010, it was announced that Pilgrim's Pride was moving its headquarters to Greeley, CO. Part of their business and this bust will remain. For more, see this website. [map]

Ed the Head [gone]
Yuma, AZ
Ed the Head advertised for the "I Wear Sunglasses" store in the mall where this truck was parked. Ed's sunglasses were stolen in 2005 and replaced. Does anyone know when this Head was built? The store closed in 2014 and the truck with the head disappeared. For more, see this website.

Smog Latino
Fontana, CA
I assume the Smog Latino head was built around 2009. It was modeled after the store's manager. The head is made of fiberglass. These photos are from 2014. The head was being repaired in 2018. [map]

Vortex Bar & Grill
Atlanta, GA
Taconic Sculpture Park
Spencertown, NY
This Vortex Bar & Grill Little Five Points location opened in 1996. It features a 20 foot tall skull entrance. The eyes are lit at night. In 2006, the skull was decorated with a Santa hat for the Christmas holidays. I don't think they still do this. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Taconic Sculpture Park has numerous sculptures including these giant heads. The pieces were produced by Ron Kanwit who displays them on his property which overlooks the Taconic Parkway. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Giant Head
Redondo Beach, CA
Eros Bendato
St. Louis, MO
Unknown Soldier
Alpena, MI
This Giant Head is located in front of Joe Oliveri Hair Design. It is 13 feet tall and features topiary hair. The statue was built for Oliveri around 1961. The Head wears ear muffs in winter. [map]

This bronze sculpture is entitled Eros Bendato. It was installed at Citygarden in 2009. The piece was created by Igor Mitoraj in 1999. It is about 10 feet long. [map]

The Unknown Soldier sculpture was built in 2007 by Tom Moran. It is located at the Besser Museum. [map]

Giant Head
Sacramento, CA
This Giant Head was created by Stephen J. Kaltenbach in 2004. It is entitled "Matter Contemplates Spirit." The sculpture is installed in front of the Dos Coyotes Border Cafe. Kaltenbach also created this Handshake sculpture which is located in Sacramento. For more, see this website. [map]

Giant Heads
Davis, CA
Bookhead
Yin & Yang
These Giant Heads were created by Robert Arneson. There are three other sculptures not shown here. These ceramic "Egghead" sculptures are installed at UC Davis from 1991-2009. For more, see this website.

Urns of Justice
Lafayette, LA
Metalmorphosis
Charlotte, NC
The Urns of Justice were created by Diana K. Moore in 1999. The two sculptures flank the entrance to the John M. Shaw Federal Courthouse. They are both about five feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Metalmorphosis is a 22 foot tall sculpture created by David Cerny. It was installed in 2007 in an office park fountain. The giant head is composed of horizontally-moving stainless steel plates. These photos are from 2010. The sculpture was refurbished in 2012. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Giant Heads:
Head (Jacksonville, FL)
Yakov's Head (Branson, MO)
Charlie Parker's Head (Kansas City, MO)
Groundwater Colossus (Lincoln, NE)
Big Head (Canmore, AB)

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