Monday, September 21, 2009

Phallic Artistry: Westfarms

Is it fair to call a piece of playground equipment "artistry," phallic or otherwise? Well, we suspect an artist was involved somewhere along the line - that dinosaur didn't design himself, after all!
We imagine something along the lines of the individual who famously hid a penis amongst the turrets of the Little Mermaid's castle (or didn't, as the case may be). We've driven past this rather appalling apparatus for years in the neighborhood of Westfarms Mall and been struck time and again by a certain shapeliness to his head and and neck. And bulging legs, now that we mention it. Judging by the amount of wear and tear this beast has weathered (he's basically split in half), we can tell he's been well loved by children, or perhaps abused by one too many outside gutter-minds before we came along.

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