Google Maps gives bird's eye view of phallic field on P.E.I.
Stratford man says he cut shape of penis in field on a dare — and as a protest
A Stratford, P.E.I., property owner has taken manscaping to a whole new level.
Jamie Rix cut part of an overgrown soybean field into the shape of a 243-metre penis, now captured on Google Maps in all its glory.
Rix said it started as an innocent crop circle about 18 months ago.
"Then I made a longer cut so I could drive down toward the end of the thing and then it started to take shape and someone said, 'Why don't you make it into a giant Johnson?' and I said, 'Why not. Challenge accepted,' and away I went."
Rix bought the land in 2009 and it has since become a family jewel. It is zoned for residential, but he said he's not sure he has the "tolerance" to go through the red tape of developing it.
I said, 'Why not. Challenge accepted,' and away I went."— Jamie Rix
He said the image is partly a statement of protest, more against the federal government which is why he pointed it west toward Ottawa.
"The government doesn't seem to have much of a plan beyond four years and the next election. That's my feeling anyway. They'll say or do anything to get re-elected."
Rix said there hasn't been much reaction, because people can't see it from the ground even though it is surrounded by a walking trail.
"People who do see it, or I show a picture to, they just think it's great, they laugh," he said. "I think if you're offended by anything that's just a choice."
Kept it from wife
Rix said he kept the artwork from his wife until about a year after he did it.
"She hasn't heard or seen or thought much about it," he said. "I don't think she'd like to be associated with it."
Now that the field has been exposed, he might turn it into something more useful.
"Now that it's on Google Maps, I could probably trim it to look more like a runway. Maybe someone will land there in an emergency."