Britain: Sad art

Art, with tears.

"A Real Birmingham Family." Gillian Wearing, 2014. (Image via Breitbart London)
“A Real Birmingham Family.” Gillian Wearing, 2014. (Image via Breitbart London)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Creepy-guy art and the culture of a women’s college

On the QT…

Granted, this post is mostly for the pictures.  So go ahead, indulge your visual synapses.

The subject is a weirdly lifelike statue of a male in his underwear, appearing in the act of sleepwalking.  It was recently placed on the campus of Wellesley College in Massachusetts as part of the sculptor’s exhibit at Wellesley’s David Museum.

According to Talking Points Memo, students have started a petition to have the sculpture removed:

Zoe Magid, a junior at Wellesley, started a Change.org petition demanding the statue be removed from campus because many found it disturbing. Continue reading “Creepy-guy art and the culture of a women’s college”

No, Seriously. It Was a $600,000 Toad-Riding Faerie

‘Tis almost faerie time.

OK, technically, I think it was a $200,000 toad-riding faerie.  I guess the real question is which of the US Army’s recent slogans this public art project, intended to “enhance the aesthetics” at a bus depot in Alexandria, Virginia, was meant to evoke.

“Be all you can be!”

“An Army of One.”

“Army Strong.”

I have to be honest here.  I don’t think the silliest thing about this Continue reading “No, Seriously. It Was a $600,000 Toad-Riding Faerie”