20-Foot tall Babies

A man in Salinas, California named John Cerney creates his own genre of billboard-sized art in fields throughout the Imperial Valley. He doesn’t like to display his creations, gigantic realistic photographs mounted on plywood, indoors. He would say no to even the inside of cavernous MassMOCA, in North Adams. No, Cerney prefers to see them as giant roadside canvases. One of these installations was a 20-foot high baby playing with a equally huge tractor and a horrified farmer fleeing the scene.

Cerney has big plans, after he visited Mount Rushmore, for another installation. He wants to construct the Rushmore-sized image of “Mother Earth, peering down at all the little people passing by.”