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Fun with Public Art: Berkeley's "Big People" Honor Dumpster Muffin & Co.

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    Ah, the special moments. Lest we ever forget the treesitters or the kite flyers, Berkeley has commissioned two huge sculptures representing the city's "urban and cultural experience." The 30-foot high fiberglass, steel and bronze "Big People" structures will cap the ends of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that crosses over Interstate 80 next to the Berkeley Marina. In the works since 2002, it's Berkeley's largest public art installation, in both size and scope. The sculptures are visible from a mile away in both directions, and cost cost the city nearly $200,000 -- that's almost twice as much as was originally allotted. One question: Where's Dumpster Muffin?

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    [Image courtesy the City of Berkeley]

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