UNT Art Student Shows Warm Side

Campus statues now don sweaters, scarves

By Bruce Felps
|  Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010  |  Updated 6:53 PM CDT
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This one falls into either the “Awww, that’s so cute” category or the “What the … what?” category.

An art student named Rebecca Wright at the University of North Texas must have felt sorry for the bronze animal statues on campus grounds, so she dressed the cute little woodlands creatures in sweaters, knit caps, and scarves ahead of the forecast cold front expected for Thanksgiving.

She apparently missed the art lesson about statutes being INANIMATE OBJECTS.

Hey, just kidding there, Rebecca … maybe.

According to a missive from the university’s PR department, the clad statues have attracted a fair amount of attention, including “sweater-wearing families taking pictures with the statues,” and of course those family members wore the sweaters in tribute to the statues not because, oh, it might have been a bit nippy out.

Again according missive, the attired animals include “[t]wo gray foxes in button-up sweaters — including one with a white faux fur collar,” and I’m thinking there’s some subtle symbolism there but I can’t quite put my finger on it.

So maybe it’s a tie and it falls into a combined category of “Awww, that’s so … what?”

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He wonders if maybe Rebecca’s seen one too many Disney movies.
 

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