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Published:September 24th, 2012 16:17 EST

In Praise Of New Zealand's 'Art-Literate' Cops

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New Zealand mother said she was grateful for art-literate police officers after someone called police about a picture she took of her 7-year-old daughter.

Danu Sefton, a Palmerston North Polytechnic and Institute of Technology New Zealand student, said the picture of her daughter, Madeleine, fully clothed in a bathtub, won her the silver medal at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography Awards, The Dominion Post reported Monday."



I can understand folks being alarmed if Sefton had snapped photos of her daughter nude in a bath tub, but the child was fully clothed.

These Philistines need to take a class in art appreciation; thank goodness that the cops in New Zealand are art-literate. When the cop saw the photographs he exclaimed "Oh that`s art."

I have run into these Philistines who don`t seem to understand that writers sometimes speak in another voice. These clowns are oblivious to irony, deconstruction, and hyperbole.

Oh how we artists and writers suffer...

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