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.

Adopt-a-River state fair sculpture 2008  Adopt-a-River state fair sculpture 2008

Adopt-a-River state fair sculpture 2008  Adopt-a-River state fair sculpture 2008

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."