A Republican congressman from California stole the prize-winning work of art from a congressional art competition on Friday night, saying it was disrespectful to police.
The artwork was titled “Untitled #1” and depicted police officers arresting protesters as various animals including a boar,
Rep. Duncan Hunter’s office says Duncan’s removal of the art from a student competition earned him accolades from law enforcement agencies, the Peace Officers Research Association of California and the Fraternal Order of Police.
Hunter delivered the piece of artwork to the office of Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., an African-American Democrat from Missouri who sponsored the competition. Read more.
WIP update on Wednesday (okay, I know, but it was Wednesday when I took these photos). Monster Clay Hard grade over a minimal wire armature, with glass taxidermy eyes. I’ve got a bunch of detail left to go, but I’m still having a blast, especially with my good scaly/spiky buddy Sheila to help inspire me.