Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sculpture Pulled after Public Gives It the Sack

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sculpture Pulled after Public Gives It the Sack

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Byline: Janine Hill

STIFF OPPOSITION

WHAT THE ARTIST SAID:

aPlayful interpretation and texture of the river with a Mary River cod positioned lower half of the pillar.a

a Artist statement, http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/addfiles/documents/engagement/kenilworth-entry/kenilworth_sign_option3.pdf

WHAT THE LOCALS SAY:

aFor all the children to see it as they walk past?a

aItas a bit of an eyesore.a

aYou know, it might even become some sort of tourist attraction, people wanting photos with it.a

aIt looks like a big c*ck.

aItas a big chrome c*ck. It just needs a red helmet.a

aEveryoneas disgusted in it. It doesnat represent Kenilworth at all.a

aIt looks like a penis coming out of the ground with a fish coming out of it.a

THEY say itas been a total cock-up.

Locals have likened a new sculpture, designed to enhance the Kenilworth streetscape, to a penis.

The sculpture, inspired by the Mary River and featuring a turtle and lungfish, has earned the unfortunate nickname of d*ck-fish a or DF for short a since it was erected a week ago.

Most locals declined to put their names to their comments but sniggered when asked for their opinions.

aIt looks like a chrome c*ck,a one man said.

aIt looks like a penis coming out of the ground with a fish coming out of it,a another said.

The residentsa dissatisfaction was compounded by the knowledge that most did not want it in the first place.

Artist Cezary Stulgis, a painter, sculptor and designer with experience on large landscape projects, initially was awarded the $20,000 commission to create a new entry statement sign for the town.

When the design and two others by Mr Stulgis went to a public vote, most respondents said they would prefer to stick with the townas entry signs depicting dairying scenes. …

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