Tony Matelli, Sleepwalker, 2014

Tony Matelli art

I really dig this Sleepwalker sculpture by Tony Matelli. Actually, it really creeps me out, but that’s why I like it. It was actually placed on the Wellesley college campus, which is a women’s college. Can you imagine walking to an early morning class in the dark and meeting that sculpture? It understandably caused a lot of controversy.

However, some people who knew and understood that it was a sculpture of a man sleepwalking, thought it was funny. Most just thought it was creepy though.

I can totally understand this response, but I think that just speaks to how well it is crafted. It totally LOOKS like a sleepwalker, which would take anyone aback.

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