The Skin We Are In

Do I have some saucy subject matter to dish to you today! Some like it hot, indeed! I’m sure if you’re a regular reader of the glitterful stuff I go on about, then Maddie Kertay of the BadAss Quilters Society needs no introduction. I absolutely adore her ethos, and I know I’d be inviting her over for cocktail hour if we lived on the same continent. After the whole kerfuffle surrounding the Kathy Nida “There Was No Penis” business, Maddie was a vocal supporter of artists creating artwork, even if that included nudity.

I don’t think I need to do this, but just in case there’s any confusion about my perspective: BRING ON THE NUDITY. Like, really? Adults have a problem with a naked body? There are more than seven billion people on the planet, which means three-and-a-half billion people have a vagina, and the other three-and-a-half billion people have a penis (with more than a few somewhere in between). Considering the thousands of years humans have been existing, a naked body really shouldn’t be that shocking anymore. Let alone, on a quilt.

So, if you’re game for some textile art that features all of our bits and pieces, then you have to hop over to the digital exhibition The Skin We Are In. Of course you’ll find my Don’t Be a Dick quilt there, but it is amongst fifteen works celebrating the human form. What’s even better, is that the works include artists’ statements, so you can really understand the how and why these quilts came to be. Again, I’m telling you, there’s penis and vagina, so no complaints once you click the link! Otherwise, make sure you leave a comment telling Mattie how much you enjoyed the show, because we need to keep this happening!


4 Responses

  1. You are such a great cheerleader for things!

  2. Linda says:

    This should be in all caps: CELEBRATING THE HUMAN FORM”. Something we all share – the human form. So lets all celebrate!!

  3. Ronson says:

    In another lifetime, needlepoint (tapestry) was my craft for many, many years. This controversy reminds me of the one that surrounded Maria E. Piñeres’ needlepoint work (some images in the following link are explicit and NSFW).…22424.22424.0.23664.….0…1c.2.64.img..0.0.0.XzRuH66fcIU

  4. Rebecca Bird says:

    Love it bring on the jingly dangly bits in fabric form I say 😉

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