Flash! The news from SOFA this year confirms that genitals are the new gems for 2011. Scrotums and cocks abound as Fashionistas have ample selection of these objects to festoon their wardrobes. Imaginary buyers: “Oh, Susan, those dicks go perfectly with that blue dress”. Not to mention, nothing says masculine style and taste like a large penis draped across the lapel.
Now, we like to think of ourselves as cosmopolitan, but we were SHOCKED…at the stiff prices these ornamental genitals command. Yes, they are well-crafted cocks, and we don’t mean to demean all the hand-work lavished on each one. But, Mr. Peters peters aren’t proprietary, and that exposes an opportunity for the DIY community to get in the game. Do It Yourself Penis Jewelry is a natural extension of the capabilities already possessed by many in the artistic community. We feel a massive unleashing of creativity is upon us.
And yet, we fear that the feminist arts may be bringing up the rear of this movement. There is a gaping hole represented by the absence of vaginas within the milieu of wearable genitalia. Does this represent gender bias within the field of craft, or something more deeply penetrating and sinister?