Over in Sugar Land, Texas, a town of about 83,000 people, there’s a strange new piece of public art that has the world talking. Sitting right outside the city hall building is a new bronze statue of two girls taking a selfie.
Sugar Land says the sculpture is part of a 10-piece collection that is being donated by a resident of the city — public art that was approved by citizen committees. The value of the statue (and a second one that was just installed) is estimated to be about $32,500.
It’s a sculpture that shows an activity “common in the plaza,” the city writes.
People are already taking pictures with the statue and sharing them on social media:
— Austin Arceneaux (@TX_Arceneaux) June 1, 2016
THERE'S A SELFIE STATUE IN MY TOWN. pic.twitter.com/hEV0MLM04L
— Gemrick ¯\( ˘͡ ˘̯)/¯ (@Gemrick) May 28, 2016
Y'all I saw the selfie statue in Sugar Land with my own eyes; it's as ridiculous as it sounds pic.twitter.com/2FF4XQKb7K
— Melinda Taylor (@mtayl19) May 27, 2016
Media outlets around the world and Web are also reporting on the unusual installation:
Not everyone is happy about the sculpture, however.
Beyond annoyed. Every generation gets stupider and stupider. Saw this in sugarland, Texas today. pic.twitter.com/O3zjOqtSC8
— Federiko Raívan (@FederiKoRaivan) May 27, 2016
So is the city of Sugar Land expecting us to take pictures with that statue of 2 girls taking a selfie? I'm embarrassed for everyone.
— Gabby Vera (@GabbyVera3) 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… https://t.co/k4J2vQRZun
— Alexis Burrmann (@alexisburrmann) May 30, 2016
— Jay Carr (@AstrosTracker) May 27, 2016
— Nina Torres (@ScrewTapeBangin) June 1, 2016
So, if you find yourself passing through Sugar Land, Texas, in the future, maybe think about stopping and paying homage to the good ol’ selfie.
Image credits: Header photo by Sugar Land Parks and Recreation