CHICAGO (CBS) — Democratic politics are responsible for the colorful history of the Bridgeport neighborhood, but on Friday afternoon, a prominent Republican politician will be in the spotlight.
Visitors on Friday to the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St., will be greeted by a giant metal sculpture of Sarah Palin’s head, and the wide open mouth on the sculpture isn’t just intended to suggest Palin’s expression at her most indignant.
The sculpture, called “We’re Havin’ a Tea Pear-ody,” doubles as a working stove, and at 5 p.m. Friday, it will cook a whole suckling pig, which will be roasted right in the mouth. The smoke from the roasting process will billow from the sculpture’s head, which is adorned with hair ratted up in a high bun just like the real Palin.
The roast is part of the celebration of the opening of the Bridgeport Sculpture Garden, adjacent to the sprawling arts center in the former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse.
Photos of the event show the sculpture’s eyes glowing and a fire raging in its mouth as the stove is pressed into action.