Tacky Tuesday…

… For your consideration; a big metal statue of St. Thomas Aquinas made entirely out of old car bumpers.

Located in front of St. Thomas Aquinas church in Charlottesville, Va.

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  • Mamamayerle

    For the love of humanity, why!

  • Prolife

    Is it just me, or does he look more like a Bassett hound than St. Thomas?

    • Kit15

      If I squint hard enough he kinda reminds me of a monochrome Optimus Prime.

  • D Laviano

    That is terrifying. 

  • Brian Sullivan

    Is that Baby Jesus crying I hear?

  • http://www.facebook.com/deacondean Deacon Dean Herrick

    I actually kind of like it.

  • ladycygnus

    HAH! I saw “tacky statue of St Thomas” and thought, “it can’t be worse than the one in front of my church”…well, lookie at that, it is the one in front of my church. :-D

    Although, it looks like it’s been squished vertically, he’s a bit, urm, wider in real life.

  • MissJean

    I like it!  

  • Annamaly

    I think I threw up a little in my mouth…there is NOTHING attractive about that statue whatsoever. 

  • Paramedicgoldengirl

    Totally disrespectful. That’s not art. It’s a bunch of junk

  • http://profiles.google.com/christinehebert65 Christine Hebert


  • Brett Sequeira

    summa tasteless

  • Collinegate

    I don’t know, I don’t hate it with white hot hatred.  I mean, everybody thinks, “made with car bumpers,” must mean really bad but, I don’t know.

  • kenneth

    Looks more like the Baron Harkonnen from Dune! 

  • The Inferior Decorator

    When I lived in Beautiful Charlotte’s Village, back when the earth was first cooling (i.e., the late ’70s), I had an acquaintance who was a grad-school student in Religious Studies, specifically Islam.  He asked me one day why there was a statue of a football player in front of my church.  I replied, “That’s no football player  – that’s St. Thomas Aquinas.”  He gasped, “The Angelic Doctor!? Nooooooo!”

  • Mike

    More like the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eugene-Edward-Yeo/1163041810 Eugene Edward Yeo

    I like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/saintjasin Jason Higley

    Thats pretty awesome actually. Well, only the upper body, and if I forget who the subject is…