Cruising San Mateo I

A new year, a new camera, a new abq-strange post.  This sculpture’s real name is “Cruising San Mateo I” but everybody in Albuquerque knows it as the Chevy On A Stick.  It was quite controversial when it was installed in the early 1990s.  Art has always been in the eye of the beholder and all the old arguments against funding public art came out on this one (and still surface every now and then).  But now that the tiled ’54 Chevy has been there for almost 20 years, most people are quite used to it, and will at least concede that it makes the area unique.  For me, I love it!