Joyanna Adams

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Nobody’s Perfect: The Empty Chair VS the Pregnant Woman

Nobody’s Perfect

Art…we are told its in the eye of the beholder. Here we see two comparisons of the latest art projects, one suggested…one actually implemented.

FIRST: Damien Hirst, who seems to think that pregnant women look the best just before giving birth, has set his statue in the lovely town of Devon…and not everyone is happy about it:(Notice his own excitement!)

Hundreds of residents looked with a mixture of emotions today after a sculpture of a huge, naked, heavily pregnant woman with a sword arrived in their seaside town on a flatbed trailer.

It was their first glimpse of the controversial 70ft tall statue by Damien Hirst which has stirred up controversy since he announced plans earlier this year to “loan” it to Ilfracombe, Devon, until 2032.

A report to the council said objectors considered the statue to be “outrageous, immoral, bizarre, obscene, offensive, disgusting, distasteful, embarrassing, grotesque, disrespectful, insensitive, inappropriate, a monstrosity, tasteless, ugly, vulgar and not in good taste”.

Evidently she is standing on a bunch of legal books, so what does the artist mean? Woman should be the arbitrators of the law because they bear the children, and so if not obeyed they will take a sword to your head?

SECOND: This artist wants to put a replica of Obama, on Mt. Rushmore. And being the creative guy that he is, he has suggested…the empty chair.

What do we get from this symbolism? And most importantly, can it be done?

The good news is: I would suspect that many in America would object just as strongly as their Devon counterparts to this obscene gesture placed next to our greatest Presidents, Obama not being one of them.

Nobody Suggeststhe two artists get together and set that mother down on that empty chair, pushing her sword with both hands through that great monstrosity called ‘Obamacare’ …which is lying at her feet. And put THAT statue right front of some Catholic maternity ward.

What? Did you think I was going to point out that Obama’s first debate was not nearly as perfect as he can do…but just about as bad as it could be?

Uh…I just did…in my own artistic way!

October 8, 2012 - Posted by | Art, Barack Obama, humor, Uncategorized | , , ,


  1. As far as I can assess, this Hurst fellow is a wanker of the first warter. He and his ilk are narcissistic.

    There was a furore back in my early years when Epstein was commissioned to make a statue for the new Coventry Cathedral (which was built to appear to ‘grow’ out of the old one that was bombed to a burned shell). He made a wild and ‘terrible’ statue of St Michael with his sword slaying the devil at his feet. People were outraged too, but frankly I always liked it. Church Militant !!

    The Hurst monstrosity is akin to the similar (but less militant) pregnant woman statue that was made for Trafalgar Square in London. That was really inappropriate as an addition to and companion piece for a naval hero who lost his life in service to his country, but a sign of the strange times we live in which lauds even the most natural act that any woman or teen girl can do with barely a thought with the most sacrificial thing a man can do.


    Comment by amfortas | October 8, 2012 | Reply

    • “wanker of the first warter” LoL!

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | October 8, 2012 | Reply

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