|Eiland with her offending nudes|
South Florida may be the nation's capital for sex, sun, and artificial breasts, but apparently some people are still too prude to handle naked sculptures. Last week, city employees at Boca Raton's Patch Reef Park decided that two naked-lady torsos by local sculptor Mary Eiland were too provocative to be seen. According to the Sun-Sentinel
, they hid the sculptures until Eiland came by to pick them up. She also took back the rest of her work, and said anyone who had taken offense had "better not
watch any television or go on the computer or go to a mall. Or, actually, they'd better just stay in their house." Eiland had displayed the same sculptures in the same place for the previous two years, without incident.
This is just the latest in a string of idiotic controversies over public art in South Florida.More »