Unusually Clever People

Now, There’s a Good Use for a Lawnmower

Hang glider and artist Roger Baker cut enormous, half-million square-foot portaits into a field in Ellensville, NY, a town known as the Hang Gliding Capital of the World.  It serves as a bulls-eye for hang gliders to land upon, and it begins to disappear almost as soon as it is finished.  Some recent examples:





Posted by on September 13, 2006 at 6:46 am, in the category Unusually Clever People.
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5 responses to “Now, There’s a Good Use for a Lawnmower”

  1. susan says:

    I’ve GOT to put in a plug for another possible “Hang-Gliding Capital of the World,” the birthplace of aviation itself – Kitty Hawk, NC. If you’ve never trekked to the top of the dunes in the early evening – with views of the ocean in one direction and the bay the other – and watched the hang gliders in action or done it yourself – well, the site and the sights are amazing. Hell, just running down the dunes is amazing, for that matter, even for grown-ups.

  2. Kim says:

    I am in awe… how does one plan that stuff ahead of time, not to mention executing it so well that he didn’t so much as make Einy’s nose too long?!?!

  3. Laurie says:

    I now want a bigger lawn.

  4. Carol says:

    I just mowed my grass this evening. I didn’t try this, I was just happy I mowed in straight lines!

  5. geoff lewis says:

    My name is Geoff, and I’m a horticulturist. I wrote some gardening articles under the name Ray Floret at the $35/yr url above. They’re supposed to be funny. There are more, if you guys like them.