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Holes in the wall

It could be another great landmark in Britain, attracting thousands of tourists a year, or maybe another 'Wonder of the Modern World', taking the place of its distant cousin, 'The Great Wall of China'. However, the 'Great Wall of Vagina' might not achieve such notoriety as other great examples of art and architecture as it consists of panel upon panel of plaster cast vaginas.

The brainchild of Brighton Bodycasting artist Jamie McCartney, the series of plaster of paris casts of female genatalia will be on display at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May this year. It's aim is to confront societies preconceptions about what the perfect vagina or vulva should look like, Jamie's BodyCasting website reveals.

'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.'

As most of the pictures on his website will testify, there does seem to be a private passion of Jamie's in taking casts only of women and of female body parts...A very hands-on approach to using art to challenge societal preconceptions.

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