America the Bacon
As if America were not already beautiful enough, we can now use a set of cast-iron skillets to intensify that beauty with the bubbling grease of bacon or the colorful sizzle of a stir fry.
The skillet set, a replica of the 48 contiguous United States cleverly titled “Made in America,” was crafted by metal sculptor Alisa Toninato and took a year and a half to finish. Toninato did most of the work herself, but the last 28 states were poured by Smith Foundry in Minneapolis so they would be ready for a showing at the 2011 ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The set is available for purchase, so save up and you could be starting the day with pancakes in California, snacking on hot dogs in Kansas and finishing off the day with steak in Texas. America has never tasted so good.
Jillian Knuerr, Assistant Editor