Thursday, September 29, 2011

One day at the public sculpture committee

Chair: We need something spectacular, something that will make this city really stand out from the pack.

Brightest member of the committee: How about a giant something or other?

Chair: Interesting ..... Go on.

BMOTC: Oh, I don’t know - a fish hook, a couple of crossed swords… a group of sports people reaching for the sky - that sort of thing.

Chair: For God’s sake, it’s going to be in the middle of our beloved lake… it has to be tasteful and reflect our rich cultural community. 

BMOTC: Naked woman.

Chair: Yes, yes.

BTMOC: In the lake with her legs outstretched. You could row or swim between her knees right up to her breasts.

Chair: Breasts?

BMOTC: Her submerged breasts.

Chair: Do it.

And in Hamburg, they did.