Monday, August 24, 2015

Giant Red Ball Rolling Around Toledo

It was not actually a killer tomato, but there was a giant red ball doing it's thing around the streets of downtown Toledo.  Presumably the most exciting thing that has happened lately in downtown Toledo.

For once, something so funny isn't photoshopped.

Where did it come from? Where is it going? Nobody can say. (Actually, it’s art! Haha.)

On Wednesday evening, part of a Toledo Museum of Art exhibit, “the RedBall Project,” was knocked loose in a thunderstorm and rolled away.

“It started pouring rain, so the ball was wet and slippery,” the museum’s director of communications, Kelly Garrow, told ABC News.
“The wind picked up, and it popped up and just started going. You can see in the video that’s going viral that it rolled about halfway down a block and then mysteriously took a left-hand turn. It made its way partially down the street before people caught up with it.”
The magnetic, playful and charismatic nature of RedBall allows the work to access the imagination embedded in all of us,” the artist, Kurt Perschke, said in a press release announcing the work’s installation in Toledo.
“On the surface, the experience seems to be about the ball itself as an object, but the true power of the project is what it can create for those who experience it. It opens a doorway to the imagination.”




The ball—like a child’s sense of infinite possibility—was quickly caught and deflated.

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