via the Houston Chronicle:
Flying banana may reach new artistic heights
Artist wants to float 1,000-foot balloon over Texas
The French gave us the Statute of Liberty, Mexico sort of gave us Texas and now Canada wants to give us a giant helium-filled yellow banana.
More specifically, Montreal artist Cesar Saez hopes to send a 1,000-foot long banana dirigible into the southern sky next year to make giant loops over the Lone Star State.
"I want to bring some humor to the Texas sky," said Saez, 38, well known in Quebec for his public works of art.
"It's an artistic statement and a spectacle. One thing I love is the issue of truth or hoax, and I love the ambiguity," said the Argentina-born artist. (more)