I grew up within a couple of miles of Merle Hay Mall until I left for school. I remembered the highlight of a trip to the Mall was being able to play on the "tricycle man" As I got a little older it was still a treat to see a naked, winged man and wonder how the hell they allowed him in the mall. I mean he was naked and kids were playing on him. Literally riding the back of his tricycle and sticking their fingers in his mouth. He was a weird background fixture in my life as I grew form a kid running down the ramps to a teenage mallrat with my friends visiting a couple of times a week to hit up one of the 3 record stores and the sales rack at the Gap.
Later I noticed that he was gone. Just disappeared and I wondered what happened. Luckily the internet came around and let me know the history of "the naked statue at the Mall" and what had happened to him. He is a link to it and it also mentions the artist Mark Jacobsen.
Who knew it wasn't titled Naked Guy with Wings on a Tricycle. It is actually called Up Down.
This is a screen printed vintage-styled felt pennant with a traditional stitched trim.
I design, hand cut, hand screen and finally hand stitch each pennant in my subterranean studio. All possible care is taken to assure consistency but slight variations may exist within the run.
color: white felt, brown, black and orange ink with a blue border
dimensions: 22" X 9"
Made in the Midwest USA