Day 131


August 4th, 2010


  1. Sera says:

    First and First one to say that I’m sure I know what killed the toys!

    • Jeff says:

      Toy Slayer.? No way…possibly…if it has a warp drive button…..but then why were they not damaged….hmmmm….don’t look him in the eye….just in case Sera is right…..

  2. Candice In Alabama says:

    That’s pretty cool! I love these kind of scuptures – made of odds and ends.

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      Are there homes on this trail? I see some boats!

      • Lori says:

        Lots of lake homes — some just small cabins & some very high end real estate. The trail is close to the road in many places. I live on the Spokane River which flows out of the NW end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Matt is on the South end of the lake where the St. Joe River flows in, about 25 miles from here.

  3. Lori says:

    QUICK! Get out the Mantis Spray!!

  4. Gigi says:

    Are there any more like this along the trail? A ladybug, perhaps?

  5. Don in Tennessee says:

    MAN TIS the season for these little creatures. Did it pray for you as you went by?

    Cute sculpture. I wish I had the ability to imagine building something like this out of others so called junk-but I think you are either born with artsy-musical talent or not. I am a not.

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      I agree Don – you are either born with it or not. I was born with the talent to appreciate it! I tried to figure out what this was made from. I see a LOT of bicycle parts, but what that head is (a motorcycle gas tank, maybe) and that chunky “hoof” looking thing at the bottom – I don’t know. But to envision it and then have the skills to put it together. Amazing talent!

      • Candice In Alabama says:

        Oh – and I just noticed, it’s guarding a picnic table!

      • Marshall in RVA says:

        I think it’s mostly motorcycle parts. I see a gas tank, foot shifters, part of a fender, Maybe a set of forks holding the head. That is so cool.

  6. MN Roxanne says:

    very original… right up there with all the cool mailboxes!

    • Jeff says:

      matt could leave a postcard in it’s claw and then we could add it to the Awesome Mailbox List…post walking tour!!!
      I vote yea!

  7. Lois says:

    I think I recognize this guy…he was an extra in Terminator or Transformers!

  8. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Is this the one that got away from ND? Neat sculpture. Some people are so creative. I really like this.

  9. deanna valenti meyer says:

    You know what? Artists like this have so many opportunities these days to display their talent (which I love!). This would be a cool thing to have in a downtown “themed” art display….like “Summer Bugs” or something like that. The Recycled Art world is making quite the name for itself. I like it!

  10. Karen Too says:

    Very clever, and creative.

  11. Roe says:

    That is great, I love it.

  12. John says:

    Another big critter in the great North West!

  13. deb says:

    Aaaugh!! Will bear repellent work on a giant metal Mantis that hides in the bushes?!!

  14. kheavner says:

    What creativity…love it!

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