John Cerney Signs (page 3)

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Big Baby with Tractors
Goodyear, AZ
2006: 2012:
The Big Baby with Tractors sign is about 20 foot tall. It was built in 1998 for Duncan Family Farms which was located next to the interstate. The farm closed in 2001 but the artwork was still visible from westbound I-40 until 2013. Over the years, the artwork had been vandalized with graffiti. The fleeing farmer was either stolen or destroyed. The head of the driver of the tractor that the baby was playing with also went missing. The scolding mother was gone by 2006. In 2013, the remaining figures were removed for new development. In 2020, Cerney recreated the Big Baby sign and it was installed near the Duncan Family Farms new location. For more, see this website. [map]

Wish Farms
Plant City, FL
Little Girl with
Torn Teddy Bear and Dalmatian
Dunlap, IA
Cerney's panels at Wish Farms are about 22 feet tall and were built in 2019. The depictions of company employees, Lonnie Gonzalez, "Big Willie" Jackson, and Ralph Houston Sr., were based on photographs. For more, see this website. [map]

Little Girl with Torn Teddy Bear and Dalmatian was created in 1999. It was placed in a cornfield as a visual oddity for drivers. The girl is 16 feet tall. This photo is from 2006. Cerney repaired the dog's broken leg in 2007. [map]

Treasure Hunt [gone]
Granger, IA
Treasure Hunt was created in 2007 and installed in a farmer's field. It depicts two children who have dug up a treasure chest filled with vintage toys. By 2018, the signs were gone. In their place was a small Corvette sign which looks like a Cerney creation. [map]

Amelia Earhart
Atchison, KS
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison. This 38 foot wide, 11 foot tall mural was donated by John Cerney in 2012. It is titled "Amelia Comes Home" and shows her with navigator Fred Noonan. The fantasy piece shows them running out of fuel and filling up in Atchison instead of disappearing over the Pacific Ocean. [map]

Louis Mohana Furniture
Bourg, LA
The Baby and Dresser at Louis Mohana Furniture was built in 2015. It is 16 feet wide. It looks like it might be gone now. The other painted sign features the owner as a baby in a highchair. I don't know if that was done by Cerney. I believe it was installed around 2013. [map]

There was another Cerney sign built for the store in 2009 which is apparently gone now. The two-sided billboard was 14 feet tall. It depicted two men holding a sofa. There was also another sign built of the owner sitting in a recliner with a dog next to him.

Creepy Crawler
Miles City, MT
This piece, entitled Creepy Crawler, depicts a 16-foot-tall baby, a rhino, a bison, and a velociraptor. It was installed next to the interstate on private property in 2015. For more, see this website. [map]

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