Reader: Banning Nude Sculptures in Boca is Ignorant

This is not one of Mary Eiland's sculptures. But it would be offensive to the city of Boca.
This is not one of Mary Eiland's sculptures. But it would be offensive to the city of Boca.
Flickr: historic.brussels

The Juice posted a story today about the Patch Reef Park in Boca Raton. The park's administrators had decided that two sculptures of naked female torsos were too risque for the public eye. 

One reader was reading the post in Canada and sounded off on the subject:

joanna bayles says:

I have just seen the interview with the artist concerning her nude sculptures. This has got to be the most ignorant act of art banning yet! I am an artist and art teacher, there is absolutely nothing anythere that would dictate that these pieces are offensive to anyone. If this is the case then I would ask, "have any one of these so-called critics travelled? Have they gone to Greece? Have they perhaps gone to Rome/Italy?? Have they ever read a book on art and actually looked at the pictures? Florida has sooo many art classes available for seniors, does this say that all these budding artists may not take life classes for fear of being brain-washed sexually?

Ignorance is a crippling mind set. It leaves little room for growth and when the people have little to say about what art they may or may not see or children are not exposed to all levels of media being created, well, perhaps the heat has finally gone to their heads.
What a shame. This is a cultural center??
Perhaps I have misunderstood the play on words here.
Thanking you for your time,
A shaking head in Canada.



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