Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Changing female body perception around the world through art

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- that’s the idea behind this amazing exhibition currently to be seen in Brighton, UK.British artist Jamie McCartney has created a monumental wall sculpture showing women’s most private parts. The 9 metre long polyptych consists of four hundred plaster casts of vulvas, all of them unique, arranged into ten large panels. The age range of the women is from 18 to 76 including mothers and daughters, identical twins, transgendered men and women as well as a woman pre and post natal and another one pre and post labiaplasty. Described as “the Vagina Monologues of sculpture” this piece is intended to change the lives of women for good: “I realised that many women suffer anxiety about their genitals and I was in a unique position to do something about that.” Half a decade since its humble beginnings, the exhibtion is still a success. “If this sculpture helps just one woman decide not to proceed with unnecessary plastic surgery on their genitals then it will have succeeded.”

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