On Wednesday, word of a new work by sculptor Daniel Edwards hit the internet.A bronze statute of teen celebrity couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, nearly nude (there is a Canadian Maple Leaf and Texas Lone Star covering certain bits) and fused together as one person, above the words “Justin & Selena Forever.”
Oh, and there’s a Canadian goose mounting a Texas armadillo.
Get it? She’s from Texas, he’s Canadian, we’re uncomfortable.
In case you don’t recognise Edwards’ name — which you probably don’t — he’s the one who created the sculpture of a naked Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug.
Of the piece, Edwards told MTV:
“Really, can you think of any teenage couple that’s bigger or been bigger than them? Also, for my point of view, when I look at it, there’s a lot of interesting components to it…That was pretty much the obvious point of entry. She is 19, so that takes away a little bit of the edge, I think, but the fact that he’s 17, that was totally the point of it.”
The statute will be on display at Dallas’ New Fine Arts, which sounds like a museum but it’s actually an adult mega-store. Of course it is.