BIG DAY OUT
But “art has to have a clear function,” the Riklins believe. To that end, the duo has invited locals and tourists to picnic on the checkered spread.
This isn’t the first time the Riklins have rolled out the Bignik—they performed a test run in Rehetobel in October 2012—nor will it be the last. The siblings’ goal is to create a picnic blanket large enough to host the St.Gallen-Bodensee region’s entire population, a feat that would require them to cover the equivalent of 100 football fields.
“The goal is that Bignik continues to grow every year,” the Riklins write on their website. By 2027, 50 percent of Bignik’s vision to be achieved. In 2040, finally 100 percent.”
The people of Stein are going to need a lot more potato salad.