A massive, massive vagina sculpture has sparked fury among local residents after it appeared on a hillside in Brazil.
Artist Juliana Notari spent 11 months building the incredible work of art and unveiled it on New Year’s Eve by sharing photos of her hard work on social media.
The 108-foot (33-metre) reinforced concrete vagina, named “Diva” has been installed at a rural art park on the grounds of a former sugar mill in in the Mata Sul Pernambucana’, in the northeast of the country.
Sharing photos of Diva, she said: “Amid so many rocks in the middle of this dystopian year, I finally finish the year with Diva ready!!
“It was a long process, almost 11 months of a lot of persistence, coexistence and learning. Diva after all is a big hand made sculpture.
“As Roberto [Gatis] – the engineer responsible for the work – demonstrated, he could not use [an] excavator, because it would not allow him to accurately carve the reliefs [the artwork] needed.
“So it was over 40 hands to make Diva rise, over 20 men working in a heroic effort under the sun, amid a lot of music and joking.”
She continued: “Diva is a Land Art, a massive vulva excavation measuring 33 meters high, by 16 meters wide and 6 meters deep, covered by armed concrete and resin.
“In Diva, I use art to dialogue with issues that refer to gender issues from a female perspective combined with a cosmopocentric and anthropocentric western society.
But some people don’t appear to be happy about the sculpture.