'Ghost billboard' rises near U.S.-Canada line

Ghost billboard

The U.S. government recently commissioned a sculpture at the Canadian border crossing near Blaine, Wash., and the result was an eerie ghost billboard made from twisted bits of metal. (The picture above is a computer rendering, though the piece is reportedly complete.) Creators Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo of Lead Pencil Studio wanted to create an empty block of sky that would make viewers more aware of how many billboards and government signs already clutter the landscape. It's hard to imagine our notoriously artless federal government paying to install something this ominous on our border with Canada, but I'm glad the Art in Architecture Program supported such a cool, if creepy, project. It sure beats that piece of crap they're trying to put up on our other border.

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