May Inspiration: Cadillac Ranch

"We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams"

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Along side Interstate 40 in Amarillo, TX, there lies an art installation.

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Cadillac Ranch

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Originally installed by the art group, Ant Farm, Cadillac Ranch has been become a notorious landmark along the historic Route 66. It exhibits a number of evolutions of the car line, most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid twentieth century Cadillacs: the tailfins. The Caddy models range from 1949 to 1963, and are half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle purportedly corresponding to that of the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

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Now, it acts as a blank canvas that invites everyone's inner artist and rebel to come leave their mark on the world. 

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There are professions of love, poetry, initials...

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...all brought together in a Northern Texas pasture.

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All photographs belong to Lauren Schnell.

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