Thursday, March 30, 2006

You won't believe this unless you see it!

So an artist named Daniel Edwards has created "Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston". The statue is a portrayal of a naked Britney Spears "giving birth" on all fours on a bearskin rug. “Britney provides inspiration for those struggling with the ‘right choice’,” said Edwards.

According to the gallery where this work of art will shown:

"'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,' believed Pro-Life’s first monument to the ‘act of giving birth,’ is purportedly an idealized depiction of Britney in delivery. Natural aspects of Spears’ pregnancy, like lactiferous breasts and protruding naval, compliment a posterior view that depicts widened hips for birthing and reveals the crowning of baby Sean’s head.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands. "

As my friend Dirk says, "Ohhhhhhh it's britney giving birth. For some reason I thought she was waiting to get fucked on a bearskin rug. How in the world could I mix that up?"

Dirk's response really says it all. Honestly, I keep expecting to find out that this is a really elaborate prank. It's wrong on so many levels!

First of all, I guess these pro-life folks are not of the usual sex-fearing misogynist breed we usually hear from. These must be from the "it's ok to objectify women as sexual beings, but only if they reproduce" school of pro-life thought. So still women-hating, but allowing some male-identified sex in the mix. I sense a whole new subgenre of porn being, uh, born as we speak! Instead of showing a woman's vagina being filled by huge penises, pro-life porn will show vaginas, like this sculpture, that are filled from within, with the entire bodies of their male offspring. (isn't that a Freudian thing - men wanting to crawl back in their mothers' wombs?) The title of the piece - "The Birth of Sean Preston" is another clue that the woman - even a famous one - is still the object here.

My head is spinning!


dirk said...

I told Alison , jokingly, that the baby's head was sticking out (there's no photo of the reverse angle).


Anonymous said...


New Haven, Connecticut—News of Daniel Edwards' nude sculpture of
Britney Spears coincides with Goodnight Film's release of a quirky
short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the
"death mask" of Ted Williams' cryogenically preserved head. The film, titled THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS, features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work. It is currently available for free download on, the online film festival founded by actor Kevin Spacey. The film is also located on iTunes as a Podcast under the search, "Daniel Edwards."

The unconventional documentary, revealing latent macabre memories from Edwards' childhood—produced and directed by former Microsoft developer A.D. Calvo—has proven too challenging for inclusion by film festivals such as Sundance and Cannes. "We've found the perfect home for the film at TriggerStreet," says filmmaker, Calvo. "The accessibility provided by digital video, via broadband, is a major step in the democratization of the film industry," added Calvo.

A.D. Calvo's short documentary explores Edwards' gruesome influences and the pop-culture sensibilities that ultimately led to his creation of the Britney Spears piece. "Daniel Edwards is the new Andy Warhol, albeit a bit more twisted," laughs Calvo.

Calvo calls his latest film, NINE LIVES, a Buddhist ghost story. The
film was inspired by the works of M. Night Shyamalan. It features
Michael Knowles (Law and Order, Sex in the City), and will premier in
New York City near the end of April.

Araby Carlier said...

this was in williamsburg brooklyn for a minute and i really wanted to go see it. not sure if it is still here.


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