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Random Sampling of Public Art: Solid Waste Dept Gorilla

"Armstrong," is an urban gorilla made from recycled tires & stands sentry in front of the MetroABQ Solid Waste Department on Edith Blvd. Created by artist Sarah Perry & entitled Route 66 Gorilla, Armstrong can be found just south of Comanche Blvd, almost straddling the border between the NE Heights & the North Valley.

The Metro has an extensive public art collection, represented in all quadrants & in some out-of-the-way places. When I know I will have extra time in an area of the city, I check the city's Interactive Public Art Map & seek out interesting public art. Armstrong is among my favorite pieces & is found in an interesting location--coming from the north, the gorilla is somewhat obscured behind huge yellow recycling dumpsters.

There are two more public art spots here!




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