The sculpture of a man in his underpants at all-girls school Wellesley College has gone viral on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook -- everyone is talking about it!
The man is standing with his mouth and arms open as if he were sleepwalking. It's downright hilarious.
However, it's also sparking controversy.
According to Boston.com, freshman Bridget Schreiner said, “This could be a trigger for students who have experienced sexual assault.”
Senior Annie Wang said, “I think art’s intention is to confront, but not assault, and people can see this as assaulting...I think place and a context matters, and I don’t think this is the place to put it.”
While that may be true, perhaps we should look at this with an open mind. This statue is breaking down the norm of what everyone calls “art." Art doesn’t necessarily have to be in a museum in order for it to be a masterpiece. I don't see this sculpture as harmful; I see it as a way to push the boundaries by invigorating emotion, feeling and discussion.
What do you think of this sculpture? Leave your comments below!