The Overland Park City Council approved and installed an inappropriate sculpture in the Overland Park Arboretum. The sculpture (called "Choice" by Yu Chang) is of a headless naked woman with her breasts exposed, taking a picture of herself. The message this piece sends to the children and young adults in our community has the potential to be destructive. With all the problems we are having with sexting in our youth culture, do we really want to be encouraging children and teenagers to take nude photos of themselves? In addition, there is no warning of the sculpture's offensive nature for parents, teachers, and adults wishing to avoid something like this.
The audience at the Overland Park Arboretum is not the appropriate audience for this piece of art. This piece is too mature for young eyes, and does not belong in a nature park where children frequently visit.
By signing this petition, we are asking the Overland Park City Council and the Mayor of Overland Park to remove this sculpture from the Overland Park Aroboretum. Art of this nature does not belong around children.
Please sign only for yourself. Please note your address will not be listed.
Mail letters to all the OP Councilmembers and the Mayor to:
Governing Body, City of Overland Park, 8500 Sante Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Or email letters to all the OP Councilmembers and the Mayor at firstname.lastname@example.org.