The vagina is one of the most misunderstood parts of the body. While phallic symbols are abound and the male organ worshipped in some cultures, the vagina was seen as shameful. No one talks about it and, and through the male gaze is often misrepresented.
Fortunately, the rise of movements such as #PowerToThePussy opened up the importance of talking about it and being aware of its significance along with other women’s issues.
Let’s take a look at how different Instagram artists honor the vagina through their craft.
Amanda uses recycled fiber to create fiber sculptures and textile art installations that explores biology, identity and motherhood. She describes the sculpture below as her first depicting a vulva, inspired by the birthing of her first son.
Describing her work as “scary beautiful jewelry” Plastika Fantastika creates brooches and earrings that are hauntingly beautiful. Her version of the vagina made from polymer clay is truly something else.