Horrific sculpture in Wellington is taking our minds to bad places

funny shit 20/08/2019

Wellington is the new home to a massive sculpture - and it's an absolute shocker.

The five-metre tall polystyrene and resin sculpture was created by artist Ronnie van Hout. It's a large hand standing on two fingers, with a face in the palm.

Somehow no one has really picked up on the fact that the sculpture is also in the shape of a well-known hand gesture *cough* two in the p**k... *cough* that carries a pretty sexual connotation.

Originally, it stood atop Christchurch Art Gallery, but now "Quasi" is perched on top of Wellington's City Gallery, staring out over the city. 

Wellington woman Calliope Ryder told Newshub the sculpture has her "deeply uncomfortable and perplexed." 

"It's scarier than the Santa in Auckland," she said, in reference to the gigantic Father Christmas sculpture which appears in Auckland's CBD year after year, despite being completely horrifying.

While we've got some weird sculptures in our wonderful little country -the Ohakune carrot, the Dargaville kumara, the aforementioned Queen Street Santa, the Paeroa L&P bottle and the two-storey high child in Auckland's Potters Park to name a few - there's no doubt Quasi definitely takes the cake...