Artist builds UFO to provoke thought

Technically speaking, Peter Coffin’s “UFO” isn’t a UFO at all since it’s an “Identified Flying Object”, but that’s not the point. The artist isn’t making a political statement, nor is he trying to spook people. He simply wants them to think.

By definition, UFOs should not be built.

In order to have an “unidentified flying object,” the origins of said object must be unknown. And yet, technically, we know how to identify UFOs – or at least as pop culture has imagined them. They are flying saucers covered with lights that float through the air like spinning plates. Or something. Some people spend their lives looking for one, others fear what would happen if they were abducted by one.

 

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