Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

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What is beyond “as far as they eye can see”? Hwy 16, Sparta, WI. Info from roadsideamerica.com:

Sparta, Wisconsin: 30-Foot-Tall Eyeball

Artist’s big sculpture based on his own veiny orb. The eye spent time in Chicago’s Pritzker Park until 2010, now outside F.A.S.T. in Sparta until it finds a welcoming socket.

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I took this wider shot so you could get a feel for the size of this sculpture.

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Sparta has it’s eye on you :)

**UPDATE** I am quite sad that I no longer get to gaze into the eye of Sparta. The sculpture has moved to Dallas as of August, 2013.

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond

    simply Jyune said:
    January 21, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This is an awesome sculpture and a great shot.
    Simply Jyune
    ~xo

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

      Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by…and for the follow :)

    mightwar said:
    January 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    It’s a rather intense and slightly frightening piece for a public artwork. I can image people being freaked out as they walk round the corner and come face to face with this!

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:49 am

      LOL – yes – and it is even located on a curve in the road! I wonder what it looked like when it was in Chicago… Thanks for stopping by!!

    jordanclary said:
    January 21, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I love this! Great response to beyond.

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:49 am

      Thank you! I have been meaning to stop at this business for a while to see what else they have in their yard – one of my friends calls it the “Big Boy graveyard”, referring to the large statues that used to sit outside the Big Boy restaurants…apparently this company is the one that manufactured them…

    Weekly photo challenge: beyond | Cloud and Mountain said:
    January 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    [...] This one time at band camp [...]

    Foogos said:
    January 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Where is this awesome testament to modern man’s achievements?

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:46 am

      Sparta, WI! It is a pretty cool place, with other large sculptures lying around. One of my friends calls it the “Big Boy graveyard” (referring to the old, huge statues that used to stand outside each ‘Big Boy restaurant’).

    dedivahdeals said:
    January 21, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I SEE YOU!

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:45 am

      Exactly!! :D

    platypuspondering said:
    January 21, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Ok how did I not know this. Road trip!

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:44 am

      LOL! Yes! They have other sculptures, too!

    jeaninerenzoni said:
    January 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve been to Sparta, but before the eye – soar arrived…oh no! I liked the bike trail tunnels, do you think it can see into those?

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:44 am

      It can probably see through time ;-) So, yeah, I think it can see into the tunnels :D

    Jeff Sinon said:
    January 22, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Interesting, yea, that’s what it is, interesting :-) I can only imagine crossing the town line into Sparta and having this baby blue staring at you!

      Renchick responded:
      January 22, 2013 at 1:43 am

      Oops – I think I replied to the wrong comment thread! :) Yes, it is strange – 30 feet tall – the largest eyeball in the US (well, I assume it is, anyway) :)

        Jeff Sinon said:
        January 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

        I’m glad it’s you and not me. After seeing your first reply, I thought I left a comment on the wrong post :-D

    Jonathan Caswell said:
    January 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Could we say…”the ball is in their court?”

    Jonathan Caswell said:
    January 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    Is the “ball” in their court?? —Jonathan

    dogear6 said:
    February 3, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Eeeeww!

    Gray Dawster said:
    September 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I can almost see this one from here :)
    What a fantastic sculpture, I like it a lot…

    Andro

      Renchick responded:
      September 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Lol :) Unfortunately, it has since moved to Dallas, TX. I am waiting for the artist to create another large sculpture to take its place…

        Gray Dawster said:
        September 28, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        There seems to be a lot of artists creating larger than life sculptures these days but I rather like them, and it does make a change from some of the more drab offerings of yesteryear, well I think so anyway :) lol

        Andro

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