Exhibit at Discovery Green: art or porn?

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HOUSTON, Tx. - The “Wings of the City” exhibit is causing a “flap” with some at Discovery Green.

The bronzed, winged sculptures show the detail and perfection of the human body, but some Houstonians think the “Hombre” sculpture’s display of “family jewels” is pornography, not art.

“The anatomy and why it has to be right here, right on the street, spread eagle in front of everybody,” says Dan Pelon.

“I can see it would raise some eyebrows especially with the little ones coming through. To me it’s just celebrating the human form” says Jim Thomas.

So is this sculpture art or porn? Houstonians' responses ran the gamut from "art" to "porn" to "artistic porn" and "pornographic art." So it depends on who you ask but even art lovers understand the debate.

“I can definitely see how someone who doesn’t have that same appreciation would find it a little offensive” says Karey Sopchak.

It might not be such a hot topic if “Hombre” wasn’t hanging out near where children play. “I think it’s okay because of Freedom of Speech but at the same time a little kid doesn’t have the choice walking through here” says Pelon.

So we asked a couple of children who’d already seen “Hombre.” Young Arianna told us, “I covered my eyes” while her classmate Johnathan said, “I did not want to see his privates.”

“It’s beautiful. It’s art. It should be somewhere else” said Mireya Aguilar. Hmm, maybe mom knows best.