WESTFORD, Vt. (WBZ-AM) — Ted Pelkey of Westford, Vt., has a message for his local town officials — a giant 700 pound sculpture of a middle finger sitting on a 16-foot poll in his front yard.
“It’s the small town politics, right? We’re trying to develop some land, and we’ve been doing it for 10 years now. And it’s just the runaround you get from … the people who run your town,” Pelkey said.
Pelkey has a truck repair and microfiber recycling business he wants to expand, but has run into roadblocks from town officials.
“You could have stood out by the road, right? And you could have screamed at the top of your lungs what that finger’s saying, right? And nobody would listen,” Pelkey said. “So, you put the finger up there — it doesn’t say anything, it’s silent — and god, it’s pretty loud I guess.”
Town officials have not provided comment.
“I must admit, when I did put it up I felt that we would be in violation again with the town, because we were always in violation for something,” Pelkey said. “But, I learned after that it was public art. I was ecstatic. I think it’s wonderful.”
Pelkey said people have been coming to his property to take pictures with the giant middle finger.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Art Cohen (@artcohenboston) reports