Hmmm, what to do when your school’s mural depicts a convicted serial pedophile? Well, paint over him, of course! That’s exactly what artist Michael Pilato had to do at Penn State. Pilato’s enormous mural on Hiester Street, titled “Inspiration,” used to depict a rather large image of Sandusky that, for obvious reasons, sort of pissed people off.
Pilator apparently erased Sandusky’s reptilian visage awhile back, before he had even been convicted, adding a blue ribbon and an empty seat to commemorate the anonymous victims. According to Penn Live, it was the mother of one of Sandusky’s victims who initially appealed to Pilato to remove the 2D Sandusky. This week, the empty seat has been permanently filled, as Pilato painted poet and Penn State grad Dora McQuaid in Sandusky’s creepy, creepy stead. Two red handprints were also inserted into the mural, one from juror Ann Van Kuren and another from a victim.
Meanwhile, prison life seems to be getting to Sandusky. It’s been reported that his fellow inmates have been singing Pink Floyd (“Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone.”), welcoming him to his fresh hell. A member of Sandusky’s legal team quoted him as saying, “I don’t think I’m suicidal. I’m dealing with this, but if I have to sit around in this cell for a few more days, I am going to go nutty.”
Source: Penn Live, AP | Photo: Reuters, Centre Daily