John Salvest

Visual Arts
2:59 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Temporary Artwork Generates Discussion about Economic Policy

Artist John Salvest looks at the diagram for "IOU/USA" in Memorial Hill/Penn Valley Park.
photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

On the grassy lawn near the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, trucks are hauling cargo shipping containers to be unloaded and stacked into a towering, temporary sculpture. One hundred and five containers, piled almost seven stories high, will spell out IOU on one side and USA on the other. It's a nod to this country's increasing federal budget and foreign trade deficits.

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