“Turtle Boy: Yes, it’s a sweet idea to have a young boy playing with a turtle, but…the scale of the statue is disproportionate, and the look on the turtle’s face so surprised, than one can’t help but wonder if the boy is molesting the turtle. Turtle Boy does have his fans, though: http://worcesterturtleboy.com/
“I actually read the wikipedia entry just now and realize that the turtle’s mouth is open because it used to be a fountain for transportation horses. Which brings us back to your original question: should we be saddled with public art that made sense 100 years ago but not necessarily in the current day?”
Read our entire list of Worst Public Art nominations so far here.