Controversial celebrity sculptor Daniel Edwards has created Justin And Selena as One. It’s a statue of the two pop stars joined at the hip, completely naked except for a maple leaf and star covering their genitals. This is the same artist that made the pregnant Britney Spears statue a few years back.
Can’t this guy sculpt like, an angel, or Aristotle’s head or something? It’s bad enough we have to look at photos of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez all over each other, now we have to have it immortalized in statue form as well?
Edwards’ name was first tossed around when he sculpted a naked, pregnant Britney spears on all fours. Disturbing is an understatement. Looking at that statue made me just want to forget I ever saw it. In fact, it’s the only reason I’m looking forward to Alzheimer’s.
The back of the statue showed Britney’s baby crowning. Either that, or he gave her balls. In an interview with the press, Edwards defended the fact that his subjects center around celebrity stories:
“You’re bombarded with these stories. And there’s a thread that winds back to the art. That’s not a bad thing. People are interested in sex, and it works for art as well."
Maybe I just don’t get it because I don’t know art. And I’m fine with that.
Then, in 2006, Edwards unveiled a sculpture titled, “Suri’s bronzed baby poop.” It was exactly what it sounds like. It’s purported to be the real deal and was auctioned on eBay. The only thing weirder than making art out of sh-t is buying art made out of sh-t. I guess you can polish a turd.
And after his fecal obsession, Edwards became obsessed with death. He made an autopsy sculpture of Paris Hilton that depicted her dead and naked with her legs spread. She was carrying her pet Chihuahua, and both of them were wearing a tiara. The sculpture was aimed at preventing drunk driving, because at the time, Paris had been jailed for the crime. Right. It had nothing to do with getting your name out there via shock value.
If that wasn’t enough, he also used Prince Harry has a subject. Edwards depicted the Prince dead, in military uniform. Edwards says the subject is meant to show how Prince Harry “must have died the day they told him he couldn’t serve (in Iraq). Wow, can you stretch that excuse any further? This guy is basically just picking whoever’s trending on Google and then making a dead statue of them. Which brings us to…
Oprah. The guy made a half-scale model of Oprah’s Sarcophagus in 2008. He’s also sculpted: Nadya Suleman as an octopus and Angelina Jolie breastfeeding.