Join me as I take a stroll through the finest art in the Boise area. Of course, my definition of art might differ from that of your average New York studio snob...
I doubt they ever sacrificed virgins here, and I wouldn't use it as a calendar.
If you're confused about what it represents, just sit down and ponder on it for awhile.
It looks so real you'll want to bring your 5-gallon drum of Roundup.
If you're looking for a place to sleep tonight before catching that morning flight, this structure might be a tad breezy. Not to mention you'd constantly have to hear those PA announcements about unattended baggage and parking in the White Zone.
If you can figure out what this artwork is supposed to mean, you'll be two steps ahead of me.
At this apartment complex, safety is their number one concern. That's why they took out the diving board. And the water.
Mnemosyne and Morpheus - Boise's Dream Team
If it's been awhile since you brushed up on your Greek mythology, allow us to enlighten you.
Boise has its share of memorials to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. This one commemorates a critical meeting on the Idaho Palouse.
Don't turn your back on the owls hanging around Capitol Boulevard. They're just waiting for an opportunity to do...something.
Settle in for a little cultural lesson about Boise's Chinese connection.
Four Sides of Boise - Which Side Are You On?
Does this look like the Boise you know or the Boise you want to know?
What's the best thing about living in Idaho? Take your pick.
Electric Jelly - Nope, It's Not a New Lube
Don't freak out, but there are some psychedelic jellyfish in Old Boise.
Where's Boise, you ask? Right in the middle of it all. Sort of.
Cycle - Boise Through the Seasons
If you want to know what the weather's like in Boise during the year, consult this piece of art. After all, that's what Rick Lantz does.
Have you ever taken a trip that involved animals doing strange things? If so, this art is for you.
I never knew that Jesus played an instrument until I found this painting in the North End. Now I know.
Check Your Baggage #1 - Weird and Wonderful
This piece of art is on a well traveled road, but you've got to be on foot to really appreciate the details.
Nothing says "high country" like the aspen tree. Here's some artwork that captures a whole grove of them.
The next time you get delayed at the airport on the way to Europe, just be grateful that the journey by air will only take hours instead of months, and you don't have to worry about scurvy, icebergs, or the bubonic plague.
Can you think of a better way to get rid of a buttload of rusty barbed wire? I sure can't.
It's time for the salmon to have their sweet revenge.
Everyone knows ol' Honest Abe was a tall man who did great things, so this ginormous sculpture is a fitting tribute. But what does polygamy and the KKK have to do with it?
This is just another reason to love mariachi bands.
If you don't like what you see, just move over a bit. And when you've seen all there is to see, you can also go pay the mayor a visit.
You've probably walked past these kids a hundred times. But have you ever stopped and taken a good look at them?
There's a lot more to this art than you might think. For instance, if you're just dying to find out who Boise's most infamous hog killer was, you can find out here.