The Great Wall of Vagina
Changing perception about the female body around the world through art; that’s the idea behind this amazing exhibition currently on in Brighton. British artist Jamie McCartney has created a monumental wall sculpture showing women’s most private parts. The nine metre long polyptych consists of four hundred plaster casts of vulvas, all of them unique, which has been 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. 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.