Bronze Cat by Dean Bowen
Residents of one Australian town are furious over a nine-foot-long cat sculpture set to be put on display at their local community center. The problem? It's not a case of feline discrimination, rather that "Bronze Cat" by artist Dean Bowen, cost the town a reported sixty thousand dollars.
One opposing council member proclaimed, "Whilst I have great respect for artists and their work, I cannot in good conscience and in decent taste support paying public money on something which in my opinion, its appearance resembles a warthog and not a cat." (Ed note: So if it looked more like a cat, she'd be ok with it?). Other protestors have also called the pricey sculpture "disgusting" and not worth the money.
So what say you, fine readers? Is this controversial cat-hog worth the four paws it stands on?
Another councilor who approved the installation, says in its defense:
"It's a talking point, a giant cat, and I think that's a great thing about art that people will talk about it. Some people will think it's cute, some people will well might think it's huge. I think it's a beautiful representation of home and art."
Via Star News Group