Art Imitates Life

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One of ten new public statues in the rather superbly named city of Sugar Land in Texas.

The female group selfie dip in bronze.

Apparently, the locals hate it.

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25 thoughts on “Art Imitates Life

  1. H

    If the locals hate it I’m sure there are plenty of people elsewhere who, like me, will love it :-)

  2. Murtles

    There’ll be people taking selfies in front of the selfie statue and then people will be taking selfies in front of the people taking selfies and then it’ll be chaos as selfception kicks in and Leo is overlooked for another Oscar.

  3. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

    Argh!! The bobbing thing!! Why bob with no one behind you!!

      1. Bertie Blenkinsop

        I’ve noticed that effect in some of my recent holiday snaps.

        As I’m a man, it’s not terribly flattering.

      2. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        Ok, I tried it but it doesn’t really do anything that a strategically placed arm lift wouldn’t do. Am I doing it wrong? Do I need to do duck face to pull them up at the same time?! Being a woman is so hard!

      1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

        I think that’s out now but St John seems to be the expert

  4. Eoin

    Nice work. But I remember when statues were of important people, or at the very least had some message for people. Isn’t that the point? I’m sure the next time there’s a surge in semi precious metal value someone will take a hacksaw to this anyway.

  5. St. John Smythe

    Is there a blog or something that catalogues awful bronze statues put up by committees/local governments.
    Phil Lynott, Amy Winehouse, that presidential plinth in new ross, this, etc.
    There seems to be a tendency amongst the unimaginative, lets remake the exact image of something, but in bronze. Therefore it must be of value.

  6. Eoin

    Ah yeah. won’t have a word said against the Philo statue. He was important and worth remembering.

  7. Clampers Outside!

    That’s soooooooo sexist, two women only, portrayed as self absorbed vanity projects, FFS! Did they not check the immersion before they left… bet they weren’t grinning when they got home, eh!

    #EverydaySexism Ted

  8. Mulder

    Thought it was lovely Dublin, where see any number of actual live statues stoping to yes, take a selfie again.

  9. Brendan O'

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/Sliedrecht_monument_crossline.jpg
    I like this Dutch-English.
    The text on the plaque: “REMINDER TO CROSS THE LINE THE CROSS LINE HAS AN IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. THERE WAS IN THE YEARS ’44 -’45 A ROUTE BETWEEN SLIEDRECHT AND LOW ZWALUWE WHERE PEOPLE ALONG, MEDICINES AND INFORMATION WERE TRANSPORTED. THE crossers PERFORMED WITH canoes and rowing boats UNDER THE EYE OF THE GERMANS AND risked their lives for FREEDOM OF OUR COUNTRY. WE HOPE THAT FREEDOM NEVER WILL COME IN DANGER. MONUMENT IS MADE IN 1965 BY HANS BAYENS IN 1966 REVEALED BY HRH PRINCE BERNHARD AND 1985 adopted by OUR SCHOOL. STUDENT GROUP 8 PUBLIC SCHOOL Henri Dunant. June 1988. “

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