Man Spends $4,000 On Giant Statue To Give Town The Middle Finger – It’s Art, Officials Say – Design You Trust

Man Spends $4,000 On Giant Statue To Give Town The Middle Finger – It’s Art, Officials Say

A Vermont man locked in a bitter dispute with the town of Westford decided to take matters into his own “hand” in December — by erecting a giant statue of a middle finger for all to see, NBC 5 reported.

“I’m fed up and it was time to do something,” Ted Pelkey said, according to the station.

The statue is a large hunk of carved wood that looks like a hand flipping the bird. Pelkey placed it on a high pedestal so it could be seen from the road, and surrounded it with floodlights to keep it illuminated at night.

The sculpture cost him $4,000 and is made of a 700-pound block of pine, the Burlington Free Press reported. The unusual display comes amidst what Pelkey said was an ongoing dispute with the city over his plans to build a large garage and move his business to his property.

h/t: burlingtonfreepress, nbc5

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

This Organiser Will Reveal A Collection Of The Most Frequent Searches Made Using The Google Search
Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Stunning Portraits
Another Classic Recreated! Kick-ass LEGO Air Jordan 9 By Tom Yoo
Italian Pastry Chef Creates Miniature Worlds With Desserts
This Mom Makes Awesome Costumes, Masks And Toys Out Of Cardboard Boxes For Her Kids
This Lighting Collection Is Designed To Look Like Sausages In A Butcher Shop
An Artist Spray-Paint Animals On Plastic Wrap In The Forest With Amazing Results
90+ Kids Built This Intergalactic Space Station In The Woods Of New Hampshire
Fantasy Animals By Lee Cross
Vintage Adverts Of Hair Necessities For Men From The 1970s
The Real Ping Pong Table Made From Cardboard
These Amazing Wood Sculptures Look Like There Are Figures Trapped Inside
Magic Carpets: The Incredibly Fluid Rug Patterns by Faig Ahmed
'I Survived 2020' Silver Commemoratives: A Perfect Gift for The Coin Collector
These Craftsmen Are Making Stunning Furniture And Art Objects Out Of Parts Of The Soviet And Russian Airplanes And Helicopters
Love With A Taste: Taipei-Based Designer Created A New Packaging System For Conventional Condoms
These Geometric Pet Beds Are An Ideal Resting Spot For Modern Cats And Dogs
Jewelry Made From Barbie Doll Parts
The Albert Clock Wants Your Complete Attention And Your Math Skills
This Mural Changes Shape As You Walk Through It
Artist Creates Paper Cutting Illustrations Of Wild Animals To Raise Awareness About Them
Incredible Sculptures Made Out Of Folded Paper Inspired By The 3D Characters Created In Video Games
Bunch Of Artists Unite To Design The Interior Of This Surreal Bar And The Details Are Incredible
Barcelona Floors: Photographer Inspires Us To Look Down And Discover City’s Culture