You couldn’t pay me enough to do any sort of “jazzling” on my body; especially my kitchen. While I respect the fact some women like it and it’s their bodies so if they want to stick some glitter on their kitchen, then go for it. Woohoo. I’ll even throw you a fucking party, if that’s what you want.
Once a trend that, although somewhat of an artform in its own right, “vajazzling,” is now officially art thanks to South African artist Frances Goodman who has created a series of photographs of sparkly vaginas claiming that her exhibit the “Vajazzling Series” is more than just some silly trend. According to Goodman it “empowers the body, employs the female gaze and reclaims the practice for women across the world.”
Again, I respect her thoughts and efforts to make this into art, but considering just how fleeting, and frankly, ridiculous it is, it’s hard to believe the she’ll have more serious appreciators of art at her exhibit than perverts just looking for a cheap thrill. But I guess, historically, it probably is not much different than women adorning themselves with jewels and other bedazzling techniques in the hopes of impressing either a suitor or themselves for just the hell of it.
“The Vagazzling Series” is part of Goodman’s much large exhibition entitled “Touched” and it is on display now at (Art)Amalgamated here in New York City. So go celebrate pretty vaginas and find some inspiration to hot glue some sequins to your pubic bone, too. Maybe you can be in her next round of the series if she does one.