SOME PEOPLE HAVE FUNNY IMAGINATIONS
A beehive sculpture costing thousands of pounds has been removed from a public park after complaints it looked 'too rude'.
The artwork was designed to stand next to a children's play area in a park but council staff were ordered to take it down just days after it was unveiled.
Award-winning sculptor Thompson Dagnall - who was paid around £3,500 for the work - said a Tameside council boss told him the design was too 'phallic'.
Artist Mr Dagnall, 56, said: 'I think it's ridiculous. It was a fair stretch of the imagination to have it as something phallic.
'I don't think it looked phallic. It did take quite a long time. I find it a bit sad and a bit silly.'
(From an article in the Daily Mail)
Note: Originally the beehive was mounted at the top of this tree trunk, but council workers cut off the head and put it separately on the ground. Admittedly, the complete erection may have been considered 'rude'.