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Virtual Cache

Alexander

A cache by Moosiegirl
Hidden : 1/24/2003
In Texas, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

I have wanted to use this wonderful art work as a virtual cache for quite some time. I now have permission from the owner, and all the info together that I wanted to provide. BE SURE TO TAKE YOUR KIDS; THEY WILL LOVE THIS ONE!! Because this cache is in a front yard in a neighborhood, Please, only daytime cacheing! Thanks.

Coordinates updated Jan 27, 2003. Thanks, DQKid!

Go to the coordinates for this cache and introduce yourself to “Alexander”. Alexander is the brain-child of Judy-Tkac Sager, a prominent artist and art educator in Fort Worth. One of her many students, Steve Howard, built Alexander to her design. Alexander was planned for the back yard, but due to a family illness, Judy was unable to monitor his progress when he was being built; and by the time she got back to him again, he was too fat to go through the gate! The neighborhood loves him and has asked Judy not to move him elsewhere.

Judy states about her art: “The Fine Arts of Art, Music, and Dance go beyond all barriers of language, race, and age because they communicate universally. My art has had three stages. As a beginner in 1955 I had determination and talent. My second stage was to achieve technical expertise with every medium. My last stage of the creative experience was confidence of discovery. I now, at the age of 60 years, have the technical skills, the drive, and the enthusiasm to shout ’LOOK AT MY WORK!’ I strive to communicate with my viewer one on one. I hope my audience shares my joy of the creative experience.”

If you’d like to see more of her art and work as a curator, visit Cabo Grande restaurant, where she created a mosaic containing over 10,000 pieces of cut tile on the 15-foot bar. She said “it was heck to grout.” Or visit the UNT Health Science Center’s spectacular three-story Atrium Gallery. You can read a bit more about this fascinating artist and educator at UNT Health Science Center Art Competition - about Judy.

To claim this cache, you must answer two questions about Alexander:
1)What kind of creature is Alexander?
2)Based on what happens when you move Alexander’s arm (toward the fire extinguisher), what four-letter word describes this unorthodox version of an everyday object?
Email me the answers to these questions, and please DO NOT put anything in your log that will spoil the cache for others.

I DID receive permission from Mrs. Sager for you to go in her front yard for this cache, but please don’t dawdle, and please check here before you go to make sure excess traffic has not changed the cache requirement. I have asked her to let me know if the traffic gets too heavy. And please don't disturb the neighbors with excess noise and such. Please take a picture if Alexander is dressed up, and I will create a gallery for viewing by those who have found the cache. Have fun!

Happy Trails,
Candy

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pnershy ng Unyybjrra, ur qbrf jung ur'f snzbhf sbe!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 4/14/2014 6:13:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:13 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum