Texas Artist Turns Dairy Queen Menu Staples Into Wood-Carved Works of Art
A recent art installation in Galveston, Texas may have left visitors feeling hungry. As The Monitor in Texas reports, an exhibition titled “THANK YOU, PLEASE DRIVE THRU,” served up some hot eats and cool treats in the form of Dairy Queen-inspired carvings, sculptures, and paintings.
Some of the pieces displayed at the Galveston Arts Center included a 5-foot-long banana split, a lifelike cherry Dilly Bar, an assort of Blizzards, and an oversized steak finger basket (a regional menu item that, unfortunately, isn’t sold at many DQ restaurants outside of Texas).
The pieces were created by local artist Camp Bosworth, who was born in Galveston and is now known for his quirky sculptures. He carved some of the artworks out of wood, then added color in the form of enamel or acrylic paint. Although the exhibition ended on March 3, you can check out (and even buy) some of the pieces on Artsy. The big-ticket item is a 48-inch-by-72-inch-by-5-inch painted and carved panel of a Beltbuster Basket (burger and fries), which is listed at $6500.
According to the description on Bosworth’s Artsy page, “This exhibit is Camp's focus on his memories of Dairy Queen and the iconic representatives of the small-town burger and ice cream joint.” The Dairy Queen restaurant in Galveston was brought down by Hurricane Ike in 2008, so for some visitors to the Galveston Arts exhibit, it was undoubtedly a nostalgic experience.
[h/t The Monitor]