Sunday, 30 March 2014

unbeholfen

It is difficult to say what the artist intended to portray with this ensemble of sculptures.  The little girl, however, is apparently aghast at whatever those boys are doing on the bench and points judgmentally.  I cannot tell if it is just supposed to be rough-housing or taking someone's lunch-money.


In any case, it was installed in 2000 for the occasion when Hünfeld was a regional host for Hessentag, a statewide showcase of local culture and attractions.  I wonder if such statues, and sponsoring foundations, help keep kids like these off the streets.
There was a Spring festival going on just now and a moment earlier that seat was fairly crowded with beer-drinkers sharing the bench. I suppose whatever it was meant to be, the bronzes have since become part of the furniture.