This Texas Town Erected a Selfie Statue


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:

Media outlets around the world and Web are also reporting on the unusual installation:

Not everyone is happy about the sculpture, however.

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.

(via Sugar Land via Mashable)

Image credits: Header photo by Sugar Land Parks and Recreation