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Tue September 4, 2012
Artful Monsters Stopping Traffic In Bethlehem
Traffic through the North Country on Labor Day was slowed a bit in one town by huge metal monsters.
NHPR’s Chris Jensen reports.
The movie monsters and Leonardo Da Vinci’s horse stopped a lot of traffic on Route 302 in Bethlehem over the holiday.
The statues are in front of a shop where Gerry Ramback plans to sell arts and crafts from the region – as well as Asia.
They were created by welding, mixing and matching thousands of auto and motorcycle parts.
The statues – all fangs, claws glaring eyes and scary mechanical pieces parts - were made by Eric Jupp, a sculptor working in Thailand.
The monsters are from movies like Predator and Alien, Ramback says.
“That’s a nasty alien. It really is. It scares, some children won’t even walk up to it.”
Andre Kaminski of Worcester, Massachusetts pulled over for a good, long gawk at a sleek and ferocious monster riding a motorcycle.
“It is so different from anything else I ever seen.”
The statues are priced at $5,000.
For NHPR News this is Chris Jensen