19 May 2017

Dog sculpture thrown into Bedford river in a ‘religious’ protest

.... Hundreds of passers-by saw him chiselling the remains of an old willow trunk to create the shape of a dog. “It was harmless and delightful occupation that was giving pleasure to many,” said one passer-by. “It was beautiful, so much so that at least one person offered him money to take it away to her garden,” she said.

But artist Prince, whose passion is creating works of art out of waste, did not have long to enjoy his sculpture once it was finally finished. He was visited at his spot by the river by a group of young men who objected to the sculpture, saying that anything depicting a dog was against their Muslim religion. A witness said: “They accused Prince of creating a shape that was forbidden. [Bedford Today] Read more