Thursday, August 31, 2006

Brilliant Feculence

Contrary to the information espoused by a popular cliche, you apparently CAN polish a turd.

When the following bit of information was first passed along to me, I didn't quite know how to react. I was shocked...disgusted...amazed... and strangely fascinated. The more I think about it, the more brilliant I find this idea. What could possibly hold such a strong grip on my attention?

Suri Cruise's poop.

(and, no...I will NOT call her "TomKitten")

The sculptor behind Britney Spears' controversial pregnancy statue is set to shock the world again with his own take on the first stool squeezed out by Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' reclusive daughter Suri. Daniel Edwards' bronze sculpture, entitled SURI'S BRONZED BABY POOP, went on display at the Capla Kesting Fine Art gallery in New York yesterday (August 30th). The piece is inspired by baby Suri's first bowel movement and will be sold to the highest bidder at an eBay internet auction when the exhibition ends in late September.

Edwards stunned the art world earlier this year with his homage to Spears' labor, MONUMENT TO PRO-LIFE: THE BIRTH OF SEAN PRESTON. That piece featured a stone Spears on all fours on a bear skin rug, ready to give birth to her first son.

The Suri stool isn't for real but gallery officials insist Edwards' latest creation is more than a publicity stunt. In a statement, they write: "It's partially a statement on modern media that celebrity poop has more entertainment value than health, famine or other critical issues facing society and governments today."