Downtown art stirring controversy

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jan 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 22:56:03-05

FORT MYERS, FLA. - Twenty three sculptures by artist Edgardo Carmona made the journey from Paris to Downtown Fort Myers, but one spawned the number one question, "what to make of it?"

The sculpture in question, a piece named "Territorio". It displays a man and his dog taking a little bathroom break leaning against a pole. Many Southwest Floridians are not only talking about it, but scrambling for pictures as well.

Emily Mata is in support of the debatable statue, "I love art. I love anything that's controversial and think of it, like if he hadn't done this, nobody will be talking about it."

Most of the people who were strolling down main street seemed to agree. The art did what it intended to do. Have people stop, stare, and react.

A reaction Dana Whaley thinks will go a long way to help foster the art culture in Fort Myers. "the feel of this town, I think we should be able to express art and things like that. It kinda gives a tourist a feel for the kind of personality that Downtown Fort Myers has."