What does your truth matter if it stands in our way?

Drone R'Us

The grass is always greener on the other side they say. The F-35 Lighting is a military aircraft born of the Joint Strike Fighter "competition" that will cost U.S. taxpayers an average of $137 million dollars per plane for a total program cost of anywhere between $1.1 and $1.5 TRILLION dollars. What could one trillion dollars buy you instead of 2400 military aircraft? Construct 5.5 million median priced single family homes. Cover the average salary for a year for 14.7 million teachers. Build 500,000 miles of brand new two lane undivided roadways. Pay off every single college loan held by anybody in the U.S. This piece turns a critical eye at our run-away defense spending and the Military Industrial Complex's strangle hold on our society. A lush lawn, in the shape of the F-35 will sit on the plaza at the foot of local government in Grand Rapids. Over the course of the event the grass will be allowed to whither and die. Sod provided by Ludema and Boyink Sod Farm.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 51'
  • Medium: grass
  • Width: 36'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 3"

About Drone R'Us

Drone R'Us is a collaborative team comprised of Chicago area artists Dominic Sansone (aka Drone One) and CJ Hungerman (aka Drone Two). Both artists have very successful and very different art practices as individuals, but as collaborators Drone R'Us, their artwork explores where angels fear to tread.