Category Archives: Artist

Rape Prevention Devices

rapePreventionDevice-01.jpgI had pondered this idea for hoursss but had never met anyone else who had – what could women wear to discourage rape?

All of my ideas were worn internally so that all women all the time would be equally protected.

artmachines.com posts about Ira Sherman’s designs that evolved from his discussions with women who had been raped.

Is not that syringe size enough to stop any man?  And yet there is a second one.

I’m still not done thinking on these things.
February 2009

Coloring Book for My Perfect World

cuntColoringBook.jpgTreat the natural as ordinary to decrease our human angst about it.

Ahhh…  we have coloring books for all the other parts of the body.  What if we had respectful ones for all our parts?  What if we grew up in this environment?  What if we saw these since day one? how did I miss this?

The cunt coloring book by the late Tee Corinne has been around for about 25 years and I’d never heard of it till now, thanks to an artist friend suggesting I might like Tee’s work.

On the Last Gasp page that offers this book for sale, it says:
This item contains adult content. If you are under 18, please leave this page.

But their writeup for the Gangsta Rap Coloring Book with a thick line art gun on the cover, says nothing of adult content.  However, it does say “The juxtaposition of the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike innocence of a coloring book makes for an instant laugh.”  Huh???

Why the vulva is off limits to under 18 in our culture while the gun is not is beyond me.  Make them both equally accessible, one way or another – either of these is better to me than the way it is, yes?

Anyway, I went looking for what else I might have missed.  I searched for coloring books of vaginas, vulvae, cocks and penises.

I found The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas and The Big Coloring Book of Cocks, both by Morgan Hastings – hard to find more about this author.  both are more cartoonish than the Cunt Coloring Book.

Imagine if we all grew up with comfort about all parts of our bodies.  I think I am more likely to win the Nobel Prize than to get my mind around all the implications of that.

And yet I still wonder – could we do this?

Felt Cervix Project of Sonya Philip

Sonya Philip is a fiber artist living and working in San Francisco.  I interviewed her on September 26, 2012 about her Felt Cervix Project.

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Contribute your own knit cervix!  For the knit pattern, check out feltcervix.blogspot.com.

Crocheters can make a ball that’s a little squished from top to bottom out of wool or a material that will felt well.  Check out her site to find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YES!!  Vote for all parts of your body!

 

Coloring Books for my Perfect World

The Big Coloring Book of Cocks

 

The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas

By artist Morgan Hastings

Imagine if we all grew up with comfort about all parts of our bodies.  I think I am more likely to win the Nobel Prize than to get my mind around all the implications of that.

And yet I still wonder – could we do this?

Treat the natural as ordinary to decrease our human angst.  Ahhh…  we have coloring books for all the other parts of the body.  What if we had respectful ones for all our parts?  What if we grew up in this environment?  What if we saw these since day 1?