Monday, September 02, 2013

Statue of the modern family

A city in England is building a monument against fathers:
Two sisters and their sons have been chosen to be "The Face of Birmingham" for a new piece of public art.

A bronze statue of Roma Jones and her sister Emma, with their sons Kyan Ishann Jones and Shaye-Jones Amin, will be put up in Centenary Square.

It is part of a three-year project by Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing and the Ikon gallery to find out what it means to be a family.

A campaign to raise £100,000 to build the statue has started.
That's right, single moms with no dads in sight.

A runner-up was a white mom with her black "partner" and mixed-race daughter.

There was apparently no consideration given to using a traditional nuclear family. The judges were to make a statement about "subjective views of what constitutes a family".

1 comment:

paulmurray said...

It will be instructive to follow the lives of these thugspawn boys, the faces of Birmingham. They haven't got even a hope of having a decent life.