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A farm silo being painted to look like a giant Minion from Despicable Me at sunset in rural Wells County, Indiana. The silo stands between a large barn and a small tree.


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Minion Silo #2

This old grain silo is on a farm on County Road 750E, south of County Road 1100S, in rural Wells County, Indiana. It is being painted to look like a Minion from the Despicable Me movies.

The silo belongs to Kathy Stark. Shortly before his death in November, 2015, Kathy's husband Jim came up with the idea of painting the silo, whose shape and proportions were perfect for a Minion. In 2016, several young men in their family began work on transforming the silo into one of the iconic cartoon characters.

The Minion silo is out in the middle of nowhere, but it quickly attracted attention. The Washington Post and other national news organizations came out to Wells County to report on it! It wasn't yet completed when I made this photograph of it. They later added hair and other details.

I photographed it late in the evening, shortly before sunset. This photograph was made just a few minutes after I made my first photograph of the Minion silo. The light changes very quickly at the end of the day.


Update: I went back to the Minion Silo in December, 2022. I was disappointed to see that there were "Keep Out" and "No Trespassing" signs all over the property, and one of the minion's eyes had fallen off. The owners had been very welcoming and friendly when I photographed the silo in 2016.




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