#savethebluehumans

Devyn Bice
Anonymous 12 Comments
723 Signatures Goal: 100

The statue Blue Human Condition was installed downtown as part of Adrian Michigan's Art Discovery Trail. In less than three days the statue was covered up due to complaints from those who viewed Blue Human Condition in a sexual nature, even though none of the statues have sex organs.


"No one on the committee that evaluated this year’s sculptures saw the piece as sexual." Adrian Today quoted city administrator Shane Horn.

The Daily Telegram reached out to the Blue Human Condition artist Mark Chatterley of Williamston who was quoted as saying:

"I am really disappointed by the decision made to remove the piece, there is nothing sexual about the piece."

He was also quoted saying people who read into the statue had put "naughty" thoughts onto the piece and have "dirty minds."

Adrian is full of many wonderful artists and there's no denying the plethora of art activity in the school system.

Don't let Adrian take this step backwards!

Thank you for your time,
Devyn Bice
Adrian

You can read the latest #savethebluehumans news www.savethebluehumans.blogspot.com

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Highlights

May 2
The Blue Humans have been moved to Yew Park. More info: savethebluehumans.blogspot.com
April 27
Anonymous Facebook Eyewitness: The blue tarp is currently off the blue humans. 4/26/14 @ 10:00pm
April 26
The mysterious teddy bear that sat in front of the Blue People has disappeared. http://tinyurl.com/blueteddy
April 26
The #savethebluehumans website has been launched www.savethebluehumans.blogspot.com up to date on all things #savethebluehumans related.
April 26
Day Walker Designs: Updated #bluetarpprotest flyer http://tinyurl.com/blueflyer
April 26
Adrian Today: Adrian Today: Poll: What should happen to the “Blue Humans”? http://tinyurl.com/bluequestion
April 25
AdrianCity.com has released the following statement: As a result of comments received this week, the city is continuing to weigh options regarding the Blue Human Condition sculpture. We appreciate all of the feedback we have received from the community. http://adriancity.com/adrian-art-discovery
April 25
@ipetitions Tweeted about the #savethebluehumans movement on Twitter. http://tinyurl.com/bluetweet "Petition to #Savethebluehumans sculpture removed from @DwntwnAdrian triples signature goal."
April 25
I had the chance to catch the Mayor on his way out of the office and have a few minutes of his time to talk about the petition. The Mayor made sure to let me know the city did not put the tarp up and the person who delivered it did once the city/mayor had concerns that someone may try to deface the statue. On his way out of the office the mayor said they are "working on it."
April 25
Adrian sculpture controversy: http://tinyurl.com/mwkhww7
  • Mike Dumford
    Mike Dumford United States
    Jul 21, 2015
    Jul 21, 2015
    Art shouldn't scare people so.
  • Rosanna Gregorace
    May 02, 2014
    May 02, 2014
    hanno dato eco al nome dell'artista e questo mi sembra ottimo. la scultura mi piace e non mi disturba, e se non fosse stato per la polemica inutile non mi sarei mai immaginata nessun riferimento al sesso.
  • deborah cholewicki
    deborah cholewicki United States, Lansing
    May 01, 2014
    May 01, 2014
    Mark's work is profoundly powerful and can ignite many emotional responses. However, I find his critics fixation on sexual perversion and genitalia extremely disturbing. Human sexuality is NOT defined solely by sex, but rather by how one perceives themselves in relation to the world and to others, and how they make a connection. I feel Mark's sculpture of the Blue Human Condition (like many of his works) is a reflection of how we connect (or not) to one another and to the world, whether it's empowering or disturbing. But isn't that the point of any artistic expression - to evoke a response or reaction, to make us think, to force us to examine our own attitudes and beliefs...
  • David Guldin
    David Guldin United States, Adrian
    Apr 28, 2014
    Apr 28, 2014
    Well put Mr. Jodis. I fully agree. So sad we continue to defer to those minds that can only look for negative aspects in life.
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