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Giant inflatable beavers from the Olympics are now for sale

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giant-beaver.jpgIf you're looking for an outside-the-box gift this spring, might I suggest laying down a cool $5,000 for the privilege of owning a giant, inflatable beaver that starred in the Olympic closing ceremonies.

That's right, the Windsor-based Dynamic Displays is offering up the big-toothed icons up to the public while they're still coming down from their worldwide coming-out party.

The company supplied 38 props to be used in Vancouver: four flying moose, six beavers, 12 hockey players and 16 Mounted police. Most stood 18 feet in height, but the moose came in at 35 feet tall and 28 feet long.

An Ottawa Citizen article describes the whole beaver-making process in great detail, if that is your kind of thing. We don't judge around here.

Really, $5,000 seems like setting the bar a little low. I could see an eBay bidding war bringing a much, much bigger payday to Dynamic Displays. But, who am I to tell them how to run their inflatable empire?

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It took minutes for the 2010 Vancouver winter games Olympic committee Vanoc, to choose Angela Cameron's fine art photography to decorate the city of Vancouver Mayors Media Room and VIP lounges.

Her signature brand impressed the Olympic organizers to have this artwork showing in the prestigious VIP lounge and the Mayors Media office at the 2010 Winter Games Olympic Village.
The Olympic committee is thrilled with the "neon grass" images that compliment the Olympic colors of blue & green, while the "abstract circles" triptych pay a creative tribute the Olympic symbol. All the pieces are transmounted on 1/4" acrylic (photographic print mounted behind acrylic) and the "neon grass" artwork has a clear edge left all around. When displayed 1 inch apart as a triptych grouping, the "abstract circles" make stunning visual impact.

The locally created artwork will be viewed by athletes, dignitaries, media and celebrities over the course of the 2010 winter games.
There are two signed sets:
the "rings abstract" is three piece acrylic mounted and it will sell at 4250$ with a signed certificate of authenticity 3x18x24 18x24 18x18"
the "Neon Grass" is a two piece acrylic mounted and will be going for 5000 with a signed certificate of authenticity 2x 36 x 36"

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