Jun 20, 2008

The New Monumental Propaganda???

Yahoonews: A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk. The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 lbs and is held by 3 angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa, the spa's director said Thursday.

"There is no kitsch or obscenity, it is a successful work of art," Alexander Kharchenko told The Associated Press. "An enema is almost a symbol of our region."

Sculptor Svetlana Avakina said she designed the 5-foot-high monument with "irony and humor" and modeled the angels on those in works by Italian Renaissance painter Alessandro Botticelli. "This device is eternal, it will never change," she told the AP. "We could promote this brand, turn it into a franchise with souvenirs and awards for medical doctors."


1 comment:

Pirates&Diplomats said...

You found the photo!

I love how the children carrying the weight of a MASSIVE enema on their backs is the best part -- just like Atlas.

BTW, do they realize how ridiculous this statue looks?