Put something like this outside a high school and what would you expect but snickering from the kids? For the record, it’s called “Warrior Within” so feel free to insert whatever jokes you can come up with.
Here’s the latest news from art world hotspot of Wasilla, Alaska–otherwise known as Sarah Palin’s hometown. A public sculpture installed in front of the town’s high school on Jan. 29 has raised the ire of some local residents who claim it looks like female genitalia.
An article in the Wasila local newspaper, The Frontiersman printed this description of the piece:
“Emerging from the powerful stone form are two warrior shields encircled by glowing feathers. The bronze shield has a hand impression showing ‘good deeds.’ The aluminum shield has a flame symbol representing the ‘spark of inspiration.’ The stone form represents the strong material from which a warrior is made.”
Uh…listen, call us sick and everything but that description alone kind of makes us think of a vagina as described by Homer or Beowulf or something. The article also contains other great and unintentional double entendres that could either be talking about the spirit of warriors or a lady’s hoo-ha.
Jim Dault, one of the artist’s behind the piece said: “People need to slow down…It needs to be experienced up close, personally, because it is in three dimensions.”