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The first thing I see this morning has me rolling on the floor.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands.


It's much better than being annoyed by the Easter Bunny flap in St. Paul.


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Mar. 24th, 2006 05:58 pm (UTC)
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
I have mixed feelings. I actually think it's a beautiful work although not necessarily artistic (and I admit to being curious/grossed as to how it looks like from a certain angle...)

In principle I am pro-life for ethical reasons, and I don't see it as a political issue.

Anyway, it's amusing. Thanks for posting it. Gave me something to think about. I'll try to post tonight a watercolor I finished past weekend.
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
To me, art is intended to evoke emotion in the subject who experiences it. Art is successful if it actually evokes the emotion it was intended to evoke. That's a pretty simplistic description, but it's the core of the idea for me.

In this case, I think the sculpture as photographed probably had a different effect than what the sculptor intended. And I too share your curiosity, though not enough to go exploring for it. :)

But the bear? What the hell?
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:32 pm (UTC)
Wrong on so many levels I've lost count. I'll list a few, though...

1. Britney, the diva-cum-momma who drives with her infant on her lap. Yup. My number one choice for mom of the year.
2. The only woman whose face is that calm when baby's head is crowning is drugged up beyond belief... or a sculpture.
3. How desperate can pro-lifers be for a, pardon the pun, poster child? An example of bravery? "How remarkable that a millionaire pop star who has enough dough to spend the rest of her life in luxury was brave enough to choose life! See girls? Just do what Britney did!"
4. And if those are water-retentive hands, I'm... well... I'm Britney Spears!

True to life sculpture of a woman giving birth - that's beautiful thing... it's the subject and the purpose that have me ranting.

Now I feel all achey.
Mar. 24th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
Does anyone actually give birth in that position? Or on a bearskin rug?
Mar. 24th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
Actually, that position is used during labor for some relief from contractions, temporarily eliminates the extra strain from gravity and is good for massage and counter pressure. For long labors it also helps relieve bachaches and can allow the baby to turn if needed. Ain't I a font of wisdom?

The bearskin rug? I haven't got a clue. Clean up would be a bitch.
Mar. 24th, 2006 11:37 pm (UTC)
"clean-up would be a bitch"

Those were my exact first thoughts.
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