Rusty the Dog was created in the summer of 2011 for the ARTprize competition in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Utilizing bent 'dogleg' trees for hind legs and cast-off automotive and farm parts, this dog weighs 3,100 lbs and stands 12' high with a length of 19' tip to tail.
The ball was constructed out of numerous cans saved from the Rapid River school's hot lunch program and fastened together with a hundreds of screws.
Rusty ended up placing 5th out of 1,582 entries!
Rusty has made a home at Baker College in Allen Park, Michigan.