Do your neighbors hate you? Have they ever expressed such hate with words? What about with art?
Every neighborhood is host to disputes, debates and clashes between neighbors. Often property line disputes account for the conflict. Other times, personal matters between neighbors get the best of one side (or both).
David Muscat, of Melbourne, Australia, took his contempt for his neighbors to a higher level. He constructed a large statue of a middle finger and placed this expression of anger on his lawn for all to see. Almost four feet tall, the owner/artist carved the gesture using a chainsaw. Other incidents involving this artist include noise complaints and a physical dispute with a neighborhood couple.
For more information about this lawn art, check out the following articles:
- Shaun Turton's article in the Manningham Leader about this "Neighbor from Hell"
- The Daily Mail's article about the incident, which explains the fines he was issued.
At the end of the day, we all have to live near each other. You can control where you live, but you can't control your neighbors. For the sake of everyone around you, try to get along - even if you have urges to build a lawn ornament to express your anger. And give thanks that you don't live next door to David Muscat!