The Houston, Texas suburb Sugarland is at an unexpected center of controversy due to a bronze statue that depicts two long-haired girls, one with smartphone in hand, very distinctively posing for a selfie. By erecting this and another statue of a guitar player, the city sought to memorialize common activities that occur in their central square and are planning other statues around the town, but instead has become the source of much discussion on social media.
Sugar Land recently installed two sculptures in Sugar Land Town Square’s public plaza – part of a 10-piece collection donated by a Sugar Land resident to the City through the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation. Other statues are located at Sugar Land Memorial Park, Oyster Creek Park and Fire Station 4 in First Colony. A future installation is planned for Highlands Park.The first bronze sculpture depicts a guitar player sitting on the ledge of a fountain facing City Walk. The second represents two girls taking a “selfie” near a bench with City Hall in the background. Both show activities common in the plaza.