2008 Trash Sculpture:
'The Industrious, Cooperative Ant'
Life after the Fair: This sculpture lives on in a permanent installation!
Find it on the bike trail along the river in South Saint Paul, north of the Wakota Bridge.
See the 2008 sculpture video.
The Industrious, Cooperative Ant
Artist Rabi Sanfo describes this year's sculpture as follows: "During the Great Mississippi Riverboat Cleanup (June 12, 2008) many people cleaned the river as a community. Along the Mississippi riverbank in Lilydale, near downtown Saint Paul, my group removed a rusting, half-buried wheelbarrow. It reminded me of an ant's head. Underneath the piece there were ants. At this point, I knew I would be creating an ant for my sculpture. I chose every piece after I found the wheelbarrow to help build the ant, including a gas cylinder and a steel pot. Ants live in community and build everything in this community in an organized way. If people did the same, the environment would be better."