About 9 p.m. Monday, a team arrived with a shiny pillar of shiny steel, ten feet high – the same species that has been mysteriously appearing around the world since November

Thefirst was found in a desert in Utah, followed by Lethbridge, Colorado, Switzerland, Paraguay, the Bahamas – and finally a Motel Six in Saskatoon

Some speculate that the monoliths are an elaborate internet prank others say aliens are behind the phenomenon. Some think it is a complicated reference to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

You’ve inspired travel, photos, and a whole host of news items, thinking of pieces like The New York Times

Unfortunately, Saskato’s Monolith isn’t a mystery.It was funded by motel owner Melvyn Didyk, who watched with the mechanical eye of a surveillance camera as a team of contractors erected the pillar, so he decided not to tell his staff and preferred to do it to make a surprise

Didyk, who lives in Maple Ridge, B C., said the sculpture was in part a plan to attract businesses at a time when the hospitality sector is hurting, and he said it wanted to bring a brief moment of silly amazement in the middle of a dark winter

“If it just brings a moment of comfort and introspection, we have achieved something,” said Didyk

Building a monolith is not an easy task Didyk commissioned Saskatoon Welding Services to build the frame, which contains one and a half steel sheets It took three days to build then there were the contractors who put the foundation in place and the landscapers who took care of the placement He said material alone would have 3Cost was $ 000

“In terms of quality, I would put this on top of the (monolith) pile,” Didyk


Didyk said the not-so-guerrilla art installation was partly a business move, but also a perfect distraction after months of people’s pandemic-devouring thoughts

“We are everywhere with older parents, children, the university. We lift everyone together. I felt that bringing some recklessness into the community at a difficult time was the foundation of the monolith,” said Didyk

He doesn’t know the future of the monolith, he said there may be a marketing campaign. He could leave it there for the summer. He has a vision of stainless steel that mirrors the growing grass of the prairie. Or maybe it just goes as quietly as it came

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