Someone Finally Immortalized the Selfie in a Statue and We're Not Mad About It
It was only a matter of time before someone immortalized the selfie sculpturally — after all, it's completely ingrained in our culture now. Even Macbook selfie sticks are a product, albeit tongue-in-cheek. Well, an artist took selfies to the next level in Sugar Land, TX, and created a bronze statue depicting the gesture.
Sandy Levin, the artist behind the statue, noticed the abundance of selfies taken in the local square and decided to immortalize it. Along with a statue of a man playing the guitar, the selfie statue shows two cheesing as they lean in for a selfie.
Unsurprisingly, there was backlash. Some people in the community and on the internet didn't particularly like the idea of taxes being spent on the statue. Others on Twitter expressed their confusion with its approval.
When you just wanna mess around with taxpayers' money....... pic.twitter.com/OF7zS23yVm
— Marshall Parrott (@TeamParrott33) May 26, 2016
What's my hometown like? Well they just erected a statue of 2 girls taking a selfie next to city hall sooooooo... pic.twitter.com/k4J2vQRZun
— Alexis Burrmann (@alexisburrmann) May 30, 2016
— J.J. (@josejonesfilms) May 31, 2016
The city clarified that the statues were donated and it stands by the statue. Levin also still plans to donate the eight remaining in the collection. Whether you like the statue aesthetically or not, selfies are here to stay so prepare for more selfie art!