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The Great Wall of Vagina

The team at Brighton Body Casting have been spackling vaginas for years, but have only recently finished their premier project, The Great Wall of Vagina.

Here’s a word from the creators:

“The sculpture comments on the trend for surgery to create the ‘perfect’ vagina. This modern day equivalent of female genital mutilation is a bizarre practice which suggests that one is better than another. Taste in nothing is universal and any desire for ‘homogyny’ could be very misguided. 400 casts arranged in this manner is in no way pornographic, as it might have been if photographs had been used.

One is able to stare without shame but in wonder and amazement at this exposé of human variety. For the first time for many women they will be able to see their own genitals in relation to other women’s. In doing so they may dispel many misconceptions they may have been carrying about what women look like ‘down there’.

The sculpture is serene and intricate and it works on many levels.”

This series of plaster-casted meat curtains will make its debut in May 2011.