The Art Of Omaha’s Grain Elevators15. Dec2011
A huge, abandoned, mid-20th-century grain elevator. A mere stone’s throw from Omaha, Nebraska’s city center and seen by an estimated 76,000 highway commuters each and every day.
Emerging Terrain is “an educational non-profit research and design collaborative" who came up with an effective solution to this case of visual pollution: ask local artists to create and submit artwork with an agriculture-related theme, suitable for blowing up into removable banners to be draped down the sides of the silos. Trumble had to be pleased and astonished at the response: roughly 500 submissions were received and the real difficulty was choosing just 13.
Emerging Terrain creates works of enduring visual value where there was once only dereliction and decay.