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Bell
Windsor, ON
Souvenir
Travel Plate
Lucas, KS
Meat
Cleaver [gone]
Topeka, KS
Fork
Milan, NY
Fork [gone]
Ellsworth, ME
This 14-foot-tall Bell is located in the Odette Sculpture Park. It was created by Stephen Cruise in 1999. The sculpture is made of bronze and wood and entitled "Bell Measure".

The Souvenir Travel Plate is 14 feet in diameter. It is made from two satellite dishes. The plate depicts scenes from Lucas. It was built and painted by Erika Nelson in 2006. For more, see this website. [map]

This Meat Cleaver was originally displayed on the campus of Washburn University in Topeka. This photo was taken in 2007. The sculpture disappeared around 2008. Does anyone know where it went? [photo thanks Glenda Campbell]

The Fork in Milan is 31 foot tall and made of steel and aluminum. It was built by Stephen Schreiber in 2000 as a pun on its location at a fork in the road. [map]

The Fork in Ellsworth was located at the Fork in the Road Café, which was at another forked intersection. The restaurant opened in 1995 and closed in 2004. The fork was gone by 2009.

Fork
Springfield, MO
Fork
Las Vegas, NV
Fork
Pasadena, CA
Fork
Yuma, AZ
Fork with Pasta
Omaha, NE
Fork
Austin, TX
This stainless-steel Fork in Springfield is about 35 feet tall. It is located in front of Noble & Associates, an advertising and food marketing agency. The Fork was built in 1998 and installed at the Greenhouse Market which was owned by Noble. It was moved here later. [map]

The 50-foot-tall Fork in Las Vegas was installed on the side of the Denny's restaurant in 2014. [map]

The Fork in Pasadena is 18 feet tall. It was built by Stephen Schreiber. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Fork in Yuma is eight feet tall. It was built in 2013 by Perry Pensky and is installed in front of Da Boyz Pizza. [map]

The stainless steel Fork with Pasta in Omaha is 13 feet tall. It is officially titled "Stile di Famiglia" (Family Style). The sculpture was commissioned by the Homeowners Association of the Towns of Little Italy neighborhood. It was created by Jake Balcom and installed in 2010. [map]

The Fork in Austin has been located in front of the Hyde Park Bar & Grill since 1982. It was built by Richard Heinichen. It is frequently decorated for different seasons and events like it was for graduations when this photo was taken in June 2019. The attachments are designed by Dale Whistler. [map]

Fork
Creede, CO
This aluminum Fork is 40 feet long and was created by Ted Yund. It was installed in 2012. [map]

Spoon
East Glacier Park, MT
Bowie Knife
Bowie, TX
This Spoon is 14 feet tall and made of plywood and styrofoam. It was installed in front of the Spiral Spoon in 2005. The business sells hand-carved wooden spoons. [map]

This Bowie Knife was installed in 2016. It is 20 feet long and made of stainless steel, brass, and wood. [map]

More Giant Silverware & Knives:
Fork (Franklin, KY)
Fork (Lexington, KY)
Pocketknife (Radcliff, KY)
Fork (Westport, MA) [map]
Ladle Fountain (Elk River, MN) [gone]
Fork (Lebanon, OR)
Fork (Centerport, PA)
Spoon & Knife (Centerport, PA)
Utensils, Coffee Cup & Saucer, Wristwatch (Grove City, PA)
Spoon (Cramlington, England)

Frying Pan
Rose Hill, NC
The Frying Pan is 15 feet in diameter. It was built in 1963 to fry chickens for the Rose Hill Poultry Jubilee. It is still used several times per year for community events. 40 gas burners are used to heat the pan. [map]

Frying Pan
Long Beach, WA
Frying Pan
Brandon, IA
Frying Pan
Roanoke, VA
Frying Pan
Seaside, OR
Pie Pan
Traverse City, MI
Pancake Griddle
Penn Yan, NY
The Frying Pan in Long Beach is a fiberglass replica of one built in 1941 for the annual Clam Festival. It was 14 foot, six inches long and traveled around the Northwest to promote tourism. For more, see this website. [map]

The Frying Pan in Brandon was built in 2004 to promote Brandon's semi-annual cowboy breakfast. The pan is made of scrap steel and is 14 foot, three inches long. For more, see this website. [map]

The Frying Pan in Roanoke is installed at Northwest True Value Hardware. [map]

The Frying Pan in Seaside is located at the Elderberry Inn. It weighs 240 pounds and made of aluminum. The Frying pan was installed sometime between 2007 and 2012. [map]

In 1987, this Pie Pan was used to make a 28,350-pound cherry pie. The pan is 17 feet six inches in diameter. It is located in front of the former Chef Pierre Bakeries plant. For more, see this website. The is another giant pie pan in Charlevoix, MI. [map]

The Pancake Griddle was built and used in 1987 to cook the world's largest pancake. The griddle is 27 feet in diameter. It is now displayed at the Birkett Mills Building. [map]

More Giant Cookware & Utensils:
Frying Pan (Pittsfield, ME)
Whisks (Ann Arbor, MI)
Whisk (Boulder City, NV) [gone]
Whisk (Nashville, TN)

Grass
Englewood, CO
Cactus
Vining, MN
Cactus
Stagecoach, NV
The Grass sculpture, entitled "Virere", was created by Lawrence Argent who also produced Denver's Big Blue Bear. This work was installed in 2003 and consists of 20-foot-tall aluminum blades of grass installed in a traffic median. [map]

The Cactus in Viking was built by Ken Nyberg from scrap metal. It is located in Nyberg Park. [map]

The Cactus in Stagecoach was built for the abandoned Oasis Restaurant next door. It contains some sort of utility equipment. [map]

Daffodil [gone]
Finleyville, PA
Bluebonnets
Burnet, TX
Tulip
Austin, TX
Tulips
Mt. Vernon, WA
Flowers
Seattle, WA
The Daffodil was located at Trax Farms Market. It appeared to be a modern metal sculpture. This photo is from 2003. By 2012, the Daffodil was gone.

These Bluebonnets were installed in 2011. This metal sculpture replaced a previous sculpture which was made from foam. The previous sculpture was only on display during the annual Bluebonnet Festival. The new sculpture is on display year-round. [map]

The Tulip in Austin stands in front of the Prima Dora gift shop. It was created by Chuck Watson in 2000. There is now a larger sign panel surrounding the tulip. [map]

The Tulips in Mt. Vernon were created by Jennifer Corio and Dave Frei. The metal sculpture is entitled "Tulip Dance." It was installed in Skagit Riverwalk Park in 2015.

These Flowers in Seattle were installed in 2011. The metal sculpture is 27 feet tall and entitled "Urban Garden. The kinetic sculpture was created by Ginny Ruffner and produced by Fabrication Specialties. The daisy spins and the bluebells open after water pours onto them from the watering can. [map]

Tulip
Fort Worth, TX
2011:
2017:
This Tulip is located in front of Flowers on the Square. It has been here since at least 2009. [map]

Daffodils
Brainerd, MN
Flowers
Libby, MT
These Daffodils function as streetlights at Paul Bunyan Land.

These Flowers are located at Ace Home and Garden Center. The truck was installed on a pole by 2009 and has had different things displayed in the back since then, depending on the season or holidays. This photo is from the summer of 2022. [map]

Flowers
Burlington, WI
These Flowers are located at the Burlington Garden Center. They were built by Richard Arfsten sometime before 2006. The Flowers are about ten feet tall. For more, see this website. [map]

Flowers
Meadville, PA
These Flowers were created from recycled road signs. They were created in 2001 by Allegheny College students with assistance from PennDOT workers. This "Signs & Flowers" installation contains twelve flowers which are about ten to twelve feet tall. The soil is made from shredded tires. [map]

More Giant Flowers:
Potted Plant (Kankakee, IL)
Tulips (Lille, France)

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