Friday, January 7, 2011

Roadside Attractions: Art or just junk automobiles?

Not much is in the panhandle of Texas except for farm land, big sky, and… Cadillac’s?! Yes! You read it right! Cadillac Ranch is a public art installation located in a cow pasture along Interstate 40 in Amarillo, Texas. The sculpture consists of ten, half –buried, almost vertical, Cadillac’s ranging from years 1949 to 1963, representing a number of evolutions of the Cadillac automobile line. This fascinating sculpture attracts the attention of many families and people all around.

Originally pastel and untouched, the Cadillac’s were a new form of art. Now, these Cadillac’s are modified with today’s chaotic lifestyle. The vivid colors and layers of spray paint intrigues the onlookers and leaves them wanting more… or even adding their own splash of color.

Leaving the attraction myself, I noticed six more artistic hands holding more cans of color. Whether you’re with a family or with a group of friends, Cadillac Ranch is an excellent roadside attraction.

1 comment:

  1. After reading this...I REALLY WANT TO GO THERE NOW!!!! haha