Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Motivation, anyone?

World's Largest Things happen through partnerships and a lot of community involvement - the most recent Big Thing produced in Lucas is the World's Largest Souvenir Travel Plate, created with the help of the City of Lucas crew, landowner J. Jean Mettlen, a National Endowment for the Arts "Challenge America" grant through the Lucas Arts and Humanities Council, and World's Largest Things, Incorporated.

It was produced between September and November of 2006, with progress posted on Flickr daily. Today, we got a call from one of the LAHC board members with the official license tag for the big plate, as it borders a state road, meaning that we applied for a permit before building. The tag needed to be attached to the plate, with a fine for a lost tag. Simple enough, but the letter was dated February! Evidently, the tag had been waiting for an official decision on how, exactly, to attach it to the plate. So, after 6 months, I took my stepladder, a tube of industrial adhesive, and glued it on to an amazingly appropriately proportioned support strut. Total labor time: 7 minutes.


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