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pbarnard
05-04-2004, 01:12 AM
His name, Galactic Herky. His title, Dark Lord of Sith and official Mascot of the University of Iowa. http://www.herkyonparade.com/thestatues_search_details.asp?I=10

This is part of an art festival commemorating the 75th Anniversary and rennovation of Kinnick Stadium at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. 75 six-foot, 300 lb statues of Herky the Hawk in various costumes located in the Iowa City, IA area. I've seen about 5 on campus. All look cool.

Deoxyribonucleic
05-04-2004, 02:54 AM
:ermm:

we need a "horrified" icon 'cause this thing is horrific!! Sorry to be so blunt, but I must tell the truth!

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Exhaust Port
05-04-2004, 11:09 AM
This seems to be the latest trend, adding numerous statues around a town each painted or modified by a different artist. I've come across a few:

Lexington, KY - Horses
Galviston (?), TX - Pelicans
Cleveland, OH - Guitars

There a few others but I'm drawing a blank on them right now. It was interesting the first few times I came across them but now it seems to be a bit much.

scruffziller
05-04-2004, 03:48 PM
Proud to live in Iowa(for this reason only):D

JediTricks
05-04-2004, 04:33 PM
EP, Los Angeles area had weird angel statues like that.


That Vader needs to be away from my eyes. :eek: ;)

Sentinel18725
05-04-2004, 07:35 PM
Don't forget that Chicago had cows, then ping pong tables, then furniture......cool first time, horrible after that!

Exhaust Port
05-06-2004, 10:16 AM
The Chicago cows, that was one of the ones I remember seeing too.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
05-24-2004, 06:34 PM
Lincoln, NE has bikes all over the damn place. My town, Lafayette, CO, has dumb owls for some reason. Anyway, the Vader thing is odd.