I wanted to do a little follow up on the blunder that I made posting about the baby who was allegedly tatted up by his mothers drunk boyfriend. This story really fired our readers up because they thought it really happened. Well, it didn't this time. Here is the scoop on this story from Oddity Central. Thanks to Rebecca F. for debunking this story.
The Drill Baby is a bizarre artwork created by New York-based artist Jason Clay Lewis. It is inspired by the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Remember Sarah Palin’s famous “Drill, baby, drill” remark? Jason Clay Lewis named his artwork the Drill Baby in response to her infamous line. The Drill Baby is a peaceful looking baby made of vinyl rubber, mohair, plaster, oil paint and aluminum armature, covered with tattoos inspired by the BP disaster.
Oil covered seagulls and pelicans, a Koi fish swimming in dark waters and an isolated island surrounded by oil – these are the victims of the oil spill depicted on the infant’s tattoos, while the perpetrators are represented by a dark ship followed by floating oil barrels. Even the Virgin Mary is depicted holding a dripping gas nozzle.
When you look at the picture, you think this is a real baby. Instead you see a work of art.....I think. I guess the beauty of art is in the eye of the beholder.
House of Kroy tour - *...sans the basement and garage.*
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