Debate rages as ‘giant willy’ wood carving appears in West Yorkshire park

People have been arguing about a sculpture that’s been… ahem… erected in a West Yorkshire park.

The woodland carving was created out of a large tree trunk in Beaumont Park in Huddersfield.

The incredible carving captures local flora and fauna, with rabbits, birds and a hedgehog etched into the wood.

And while no one can deny the beauty of the carvings themselves, it’s the overall shape of the sculpture that’s set tongues wagging.

Some people have said it looks like a ‘giant willy’ and questioned whether the shape – a large, dome-topped cylinder – was really the best option.

On the Friends of Beaumont Park Facebook page, someone asked: “It does look like one tbh! They could of flattened off the top or put a figure on it. Even my 11 Yr old said it looked like that n that’s bad if kids think that.”

Another person commented on the new addition to Beaumont Park: “Beautiful carvings on it but definitely looks like people will start rubbing it to aid fertility.”

One user said: “To be fair the shape wasn’t best thought out was it. It has some beautiful carvings on there but the first thing I see is a giant willy from a distance and it makes me giggle.”

Someone wrote: “I must admit that was my first reaction when I saw it. The carvings are so well done but the shape of it…….”

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But most people are full of praise for the new installation, which has turned a collapsed tree into a piece of free art for everyone to enjoy.

Someone wrote on Twitter that it was a ‘fantastic use of a tree that has died’.

Another said: “It’s a beautiful piece of art.”

And one person wrote: “The art work is beautiful and appreciated by everyone who visits.”

Featured image: Facebook, Friends of Beaumont Park

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