Fake Fir

Fake Fir | East Wenatchee, WA | November 2019

Let’s imagine a telecommunications engineer making his pitch: “It’s a cell tower, sure, but who’s gonna know? This thing will fool tree experts. It’s where squirrels will hide their nuts.” Question is: Why even bother to camouflage a cell tower? They’ve become just another unnoticed element on our techno-landscape, like overhead wires and surveillance cameras. Plus, if we absolutely must disguise a tower, I prefer that it mimic a rocket ship or maybe an elongated food item. Like a hot dog. Or a pickle.

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