Pathetic Students Are Scared Of This Nearly Naked Man Statue
THIS is the sculpture entitled Sleepwalker stood in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass. It’s part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum. Says Matelli:
“This is a person who is an outsider, he’s displaced. So I thought the reaction would be empathy.”
It’s the kind of nightmare all of us bar David Beckham have: walking in public in your knickers. But some don’t approve, like the student who old WBZ-TV:
“I don’t know if it’s exactly appropriate for a college campus. I would rather the statue of like Washington or Abraham Lincoln you know something more formal.”
Washington in his undercrackers could work. But what about Bill Clinton in his silk kimono? Or Lincoln in a vest?
“The sculpture of the nearly naked man on the Wellesley College campus is an inappropriate and potentially harmful addition to our community that we, as members of the student body, would like removed from outdoor space immediately, and placed inside the Davis Museum. There, students may see the installation of their own volition.”
Anorak counters that any student using the word “inappropriate” to describe art is ill equipped to be a student. Why bother learning when you know it all already?
Zoe goes on:
“The highly lifelike sculpture has become a source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault for some members of our campus community. While it may appear humorous, or thought provoking to some, the Sleepwalker has already become a source of undue stress for a number of Wellesley College students, the majority of whom live, study, and work on campus. We ask that in the future, the Davis Museum and the College notify us before displaying public art, especially if it is of a particularly shocking or sensitive nature.”
Get a load of snooty drawers.