“Sleepwalker Statue” — When Keeping It Art Goes Wrong [VIDEO]
A statue by Tony Matelli titled “Sleepwalker”, which is located in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., is creating a debate about weather it’s art or offensive.
In the snow stands this life-size statue of a man in his underwear, sleepwalking. To me, the statue in and of itself seems harmless, but the reaction at Wellesley College is mixed.
As of February 5, 2014, more than 100 signatures were collected from an online petition to remove the statue from the all-women’s college, citing the statue as inappropriate. Some students say the sculpture makes them uncomfortable and conjures images of sexual assault.
Check out the videos below and you be the judge:
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