COMMENTS

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  1. Wednesday, 16 July 2014
    Art can change the world. Thank you for this work, I wish it had my name on it.
    Liliane Top, Fine Artist, Netherlands
  2. Sunday, 22 June 2014
    I think this is beautiful; the whole concept,the panels. I love watching people in the beach; different bodies, unique shapes, extraordinary nuances...it makes me realise how similar and different we all are. How unique and peculiar is every little part of our body. It's great to have a chance to observe vaginas so closely and from a neutral and natural perspective. Nature is amazingly beautiful!
    Maria, Spain
  3. Saturday, 31 May 2014
    exceptional!
    richa, India
  4. Tuesday, 22 April 2014
    Wow! The great wall of vagine is nice project because my self-confidence is very great now . Thank you very much.
    Iveta Fialová, Czech Republic
  5. Monday, 14 April 2014
    I am transgender and had surgery about two months ago. I was so happy to see this work!! I feel so "normal" !! I really hope this exhibit can make it to the US, I think it would change a lot of lives, I know it did mine.... Thank You !!!!
    Guinevere de Amblia, CEO Global Stainless Systems Inc, United States
  6. Thursday, 20 March 2014
    Thank you for this amazing project. I have issues with my vagina for most of my teenage + life (about 15 years). I thought it was abnormal and my first serious boyfriend confirmed it was when I confided my fears to him when I was 16. He watched a lot of porn and I was his first serious girlfriend. I have always been extremely self conscious and have just started a relationship with someone who I have cared about very much for a long time. This has really been playing on my mind as I don't want to disappoint him so finally got up the courage to do a google search. I wish I had done it sooner and saved myself years of needless misery. We need these discussions in schools and other places. There is so much stigma attached to the v-word. It seems normalised for male genatalia to be discussed but it's always seemed so more secretive with the female anatomy. I had no idea up until now that what I have is normal. Thank you so much. You have no idea how much you have changed my perception of myself.
    A. Nonny Mouse, United Kingdom
  7. Tuesday, 11 February 2014
    I love this project.
    Sophy, United States
  8. Sunday, 02 February 2014
    Wow!! After finding out I have what is called an "outie vagina" I felt very insecure and gross. This is such an eye-opening exhibit for me! You have no idea how much more comfortable I am about my vagina after seeing these photos. I appear to look pretty normal. Thank you so much for making this.
    Allison Prim, United States
  9. Friday, 31 January 2014
    Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience! As a women's health nurse, I am frequently asked what normal female genitalia look like and I am excited to now refer patients to this site. I also encourage people to explore the color variations of female genitalia - flesh of black, browns, pinks, and reds blended many different ways; and hair of various colors, textures, and distribution. Every woman is unique and your Great Wall of Vagina really emphasizes that.
    Anna, Registered Nurse, United States
  10. Saturday, 18 January 2014
    I never been to UK, but I have read about this in Indian Newspaper (Times Of India). I visited the site, I liked the concept. Its great. I have extended idea of this: This can be separated with countries i.e. each board from different country. It make us to understand the physical health of the people, how they are successful in their sexual lives and why, how they are careful about their organs, and on the top of the everything: we can understand which part of world women required medical helps from different NGOs. So we can get 1000 information about women of different part of the world
    Del Wadia, India
  11. Friday, 17 January 2014
    This project is really awesome and is a real eye opener for men too. I always thought my girlfriend protruded a little "too much" down there because I mentally compared her genitalia to those of other women I've been with but after seeing everything from the "labia-less" to the "labia-full" on The Great Wall of Vagina, I realized how myopically ignorant I've been. We are so definitely getting married now!!!
    Femi Vaughan, Lawyer, Nigeria
  12. Monday, 13 January 2014
    Hi. I just stumbled upon this site and I cannot explain how much better I feel about my body. I come from a culture where it is an absolute taboo to even say the word vagina. I had never seen one apart from my own and was under the impression that mine was less than perfect. I now realize how perfect my body is. Thanks Jamie for putting up these images on the web and helping women across the world, many of whom (like me) who would have never been able to make it to the museum.
    Haritha Vunnam, India
  13. Monday, 13 January 2014
    I just wanted to say THANK-YOU so much! I have been self conscious about my vagina, especially my labia, for as long as I can remember, but your artwork has made me feel so much better about myself. The 'media' portrays all vaginas to look practically identical, with little to no labia - you have proven that this is simply not the case and I have found confidence in myself and, if I may say so, confidence in my vagina, that I don't think I've ever had before! Awesome artwork. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!!
    Jenn, Teacher, Canada
  14. Thursday, 09 January 2014
    I remove hair from vagina's all day long and am constantly asked by women if theirs looks normal. I always say "Yours looks like a vagina, and all vagaina's are beautiful and perfect as they are. I've never seen two that are the same, each is unique and beautiful like a snowflake." All of which is shown with this art piece! Look at the twins, the mom and daughter, all the varieties. No two are the same, and each is perfect.
    Cybil Solyn, Esthetician, United States
  15. Wednesday, 08 January 2014
    I heard about your project on the radio this morning. Curious, I looked at the site. Truly it brought tears to my eyes. Well done. Every woman I know has "body issues", and I feel your project will make a difference. Even if just one person feels more confident for your exhaustive contribution to modern culture you have been successful, but I think you will impact many thousands if not millions with this installation. I look forward to seeing it when and where I can, and also to your future work. Bravo to everyone involved with or supporting this effort.
    Andy Cooke, Carpenter, United States
  16. Tuesday, 07 January 2014
    Thank you for your work. For a long time I have been concerned with how my vagina looks. I hated that one side is a little longer than the other. I was seriously considering having labiaplasty to correct it. After doing research and seeing the documentary called “The Perfect Vagina” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoQ3I2TJBt8 I realized that there was no issue to correct. This documentary is where I first saw your amazing sculpture. I am glad you decided to do this piece of work. It has helped me realize that, like fingerprints, no two women are alike. Your work has and will help countless numbers of women overcome their insecurities and realize there is no reason to be ashamed.
    Elysse, United States
  17. Saturday, 14 December 2013
    Coincidence. Last night finished Eve Ensler's book: The Vagina Monologues. It was a very good book. And today bumped an article about this exhibition. Interesting theme, interesting approach of the women's liberization of knowledge their body. I admit, I've never seen other's vagina beside my daughter's. And I saw her only when she was a toddler. And I was raised to not watch between my legs - though I was curious and watched several times in my youth , and now when I had some problems. I was surprised how it changed. I wish I had a prints from my youth, after the each child, and maybe every ten year. Just to know my body's life.
    Marietta, accountant, Hungary
  18. Tuesday, 26 November 2013
    This is like wow.. such a great art idea.. the great wall of vigina gives lots of meaning to all womens out there.
    Wachid, Malaysia
  19. Monday, 25 November 2013
    Hi Jamie,I am absolutely pleased with your work, "The Wall of Vagina". I'm very impressed about how art can start a Revolution in women's mind. I can tell you that this is something we all should see in order to gain freedom and acceptance. What you've done is like if you had taken the time in your hands and brought a NEW AGE. Do you imagine the effects on every woman are actually having after The Wall of Vagina? It is more than: no more labioplastía, it is a new concept of female intimacy! Thank you!!! Finally I would like to tell you that I'd love to participate in your next project around the world. So you have here a mexican vagina for your art proyect. Jahel.
    Jahel DGM, Kinesiologist, Mexico
  20. Wednesday, 20 November 2013
    Original, inspiring, liberating and beautiful. The world needs artists that through their art they are sending a message to the world, I am especially affected by the fact that you are a man who came up with the idea.Things like that make me believe in better tomorrow.Thank you and bravo :)
    Sandra, Macedonia
  21. Wednesday, 20 November 2013
    I was linked to you site through an online debate about a recent performance of the play Vagina Monologue in China. The play had been revised and played in many universities in China but recently a series of promoting photos by a group of female students caused a roar of curses online. I was shocked by my countrymen's repulsive response to the students who were doing nothing more than saying the plain truth: women's body need to be respected. I hope one day the majority of Chinese men can look at your website with respect, not with curse, but I doubt when.
    Echo F, student, United Kingdom
  22. Tuesday, 19 November 2013
    After stumbling upon some rather sexist depictions of vaginas that were obviously drawn and described by a man who doesn't understand or have any respect for women what so ever I was clearly upset. So, my wonderful boyfriend showed me your work and I just wanted to say thank you. Seeing how unique and lovely every woman is really helped me appreciate and accept the way I look. This project is amazing!
    Heather Mascheck, Docent, United States
  23. Sunday, 17 November 2013
    Jamie, Love this display and so helpful for women to view the wide range of 'normal.' I am presuming you purposely used artistic license with the catchy title but just to clarify for women everywhere, these are castings of the vulva, not the vagina (on the inside). Thanks for your artwork, hope I get to view it in person some day!
    Karen Litos, Women's Health Physical Therapist, United States
  24. Friday, 15 November 2013
    As woman I found your work to be fascinating, informative and liberating. I had no idea how individual each woman's vagina is. They are as different as fingerprints. I am sure I am not alone in having never seen another woman's vagina and also not alone in wondering if my own was attractive, normal or somehow flawed in appearance. Men do not share this experience, as a gender you witness each other's penis's from an early age, communal urinals an' all. We don't share this experience, you quench the curiosity in your work. I can openly say I studied my own and then referenced it to your wall, astounded at the variety and totally reassured that my own little pleasure palace was unique, beautiful and perfect. Thank you for the privilege and thanks too to all the women who contributed. You rock!
    penelope, artist/sculptress, United Kingdom
  25. Tuesday, 12 November 2013
    I don't know why, but I have been freaking out about my labia and wanting to get surgery lately. I stumbled upon your videos about your Wall of Vaginas just now (Im not even done watching all of them) and I'm just so blown away by this project and the meaningful nature of it for women. Thank you for doing this. I'm in New York...but I would LOVE to be a part of this project. I think this is the most socially relevant project our society needs - for men and women! Body image is a huge huge deal. I know for myself, it really effects m confidence levels when I wonder if I'm 'ugly' down there, or if my stomach is too fat, my nose is too big, my hair is too dry...these are things that sounds so superficial but the truth is, we have been brainwashed to believe that we are SUPPOSED to look a certain way and it bothers us to the core root of our beings as humans if we feel we don't fit into that mold, it's basic survival! If we don't fit in, we suffer - we are cast out, left behind. It's not superficial at all. We are fed these ideas of beauty and perfection and then are condemned for being "insecure". Even after seeing your work, I can't help but feel "oh, if only I had a prettier one - I know men prefer hardly any labia at all - after all..Why was porn created with that ideal to begin with? There must be a reason it wasn't the other way! But.......I feel so much better, like I"m starting a healing process with my self image after seeing that so many other women have what I have. I'm quite average actually..if not beautiful. I'm sure whatever partners I have in my life will have seen it all before, and that, alone, makes me feel more comfortable. I have a totally new appreciation for the female anatomy after seeing how beautiful these women's flowers are and that it really is just a part of who we are....it is normal and glorious.
    Jamie, Social Media/Creative, United States
  26. Wednesday, 06 November 2013
    Your work is wonderful and I love what you are doing with your art.
    Mark Westmoreland, World Leader, United States
  27. Sunday, 03 November 2013
    ¡ what a beautiful work and what a beautiful models¡¡¡ I wiil apply this idea for woodcarving vulva in boxwood¡¡¡. Thanks Jamie for this Masterpiece.
    Jose Luis Sandoval Orozco, Mexico
  28. Monday, 04 November 2013
    I recently heard about The Great Wall of Vagina from a friend.. (I really wish I had discovered it earlier!!!) and I wanted to say thank you... thank you... THANK YOU for reassuring for all females across the world that they are beautiful just as they are and that there is no need to be ashamed of their vulvas. This is incredibly powerful art. Please PLEASE have an exhibition in San Francisco (where I live). This city will ADORE you!
    Diana Wang, United States
  29. Saturday, 02 November 2013
    I came across your project the other day after myself and a friend struggled for quite some time to draw anything that resembled a vagina. Having one myself and being the worse off vagina artist it was a pretty interesting experiment and of course surprising that the owner of one would be so oblivious to it's finer details of appearance. This lead to google... obviously, we were looking for REAL vaginas rather than the designer vaginas we are well aware of from our pornos. You seem to be somewhat of a pioneer when it comes to this fully spread display of such a variety, everything else we came up with was shite, frankly. You know, I liked it because of all the male genitalia we are confronted with, whether it be the statue of david, dicks drawn on a drunk guys face or middle school papers, and dildos galore, the most we ever see of the female parts day to day is the wispy bush of late night television or renaissance art, the mysteries beneath remaining such a mystery that I, a female, cannot shed some light on the subject pictorially on command. Thanks, I could honestly look at them for hours and not get bored
    Madeleine , Canada
  30. Tuesday, 29 October 2013
    IN tears at only comment 25. Growing up as a traditional artist with sneak infusion of modern art in to my life her earn there — i eventually crossed over to what is considered the dark side of art by traditionalist. YET this is proof of the power and influence REAL art has. I have done erotic art pretty much my entire life and always its a taboo hide, even though loved and admired the fear to purchase. it or se it on the walls. And my new art explores outwardly the interaction in relationships — between the sexes (as that is my experience) to the world and to objects, and lastly to ourselves. Having worked on the man show and adding to the stereotypes yet me as a extra large bbw was the sex object and mascot of the art department for a couple of seasons and many of the crew verses the pornstars and strippers .. it was esteem building— that just being me , was enough to be seen as special. Single past 50 and not currently dating. The walls can tend to shut down the vibrant energy of a sexual woman and with media pushing and me once a player in that realm.. of entertainment advertising— and a huge life shift..maybe my life transitions have a deeper purpose. The depth and beauty and respect. PURE respect and love given to us as individual women and the female collective at the same time… Is fantastic.I hope it allows doors to open for you and the art to be seen and accepted. And the grace you have touched with so many souls is truly amazing. And as I am sure you have been asked. the great wall of penises would be wonderful to see as well. Though understandable if that is not your realm of art to create. very brilliant and impactful and amazing art. Thank you CK Walker
    CK Walker, Artist/creative professional, United States
  31. Monday, 21 October 2013
    Thank you, Jamie & models & collaborators! This is such an important contribution to the re-volution of the gaze, the revolution that can transform everyting that comes after, the one revolution that this world so badly needs (and is fortunately getting more of by the hour). Looking forward to seeing more projects like this one!
    Stef, language teacher, Austria
  32. Monday, 21 October 2013
    Thank you for your art. It addresses an issue that needs far more attention. I grew up thinking there was something wrong with me because no one told me how we all look different. I am horrified that women will have labioplasty surgery just because they have never learned to appreciate their own uniqueness. keep spreading your art around the world!
    R. H., United States
  33. Friday, 18 October 2013
    This is beautiful. I really like this a lot, and it has helped me to overcome some body esteem issues as well. I live in America and I think this sort of art is very underrated. This kind of art needs to be mainstream here! Hopefully more people and museums will hear of your work so that your pieces can be showcased more around the States. Thank you for your hard and time consuming work!
    Sheila , Psychology major (full time student), Missouri, USA, United States
  34. Friday, 27 September 2013
    Vagina's are definitely a work of art. I was referred to this site by my gynecologist when I asked about vaginal rejuvenation. I'm happy to discover that I am perfect already. Thanks.
    L A Clayton, United States
  35. Thursday, 26 September 2013
    This is such an outstanding piece of art. I think this is extremely important as women nowadays are being told constantly that if they don't look a certain way down there there must be something wrong with them and the best "cure" is to get it "sorted out". Of course this is complete nonsense, and just as Penises, Vaginas come in all shapes and sizes. I think this is such an important issue to address. You have my full support.
    Niki, Germany
  36. Sunday, 11 August 2013
    I had a girlfriend back 20 years ago and she was so worried that her inner labia was too large...Why do women worry about this stuff so much? I love all vaginas (except the pierced ones, why abuse yourself that way?) I thought she had a gorgeous vag., as a matter of fact, in all my years I've never seen one I didn't think was at least pretty, especially considering what they can do, it's pure form following function into beauty!
    Les, United States
  37. Wednesday, 24 July 2013
    This brilliant! My late partner and I stumbled across a similar type of exhibit that focused on breasts. The female artist took photos of womens' breasts from belly button to shoulders. Similarly, they varied in size, shape, color, you name it. Not only were no two sets of breast alike, no two breasts in any of the sets were the same. LIke you, I find it amazing that women are self conscious about a part of their body that they rarely see. Thanks for doing a grand service for all women, and as a result, all men.
    Ron, United States
  38. Friday, 05 July 2013
    This is so important. I feel liberated to see it because I understand myself to be normal and loose my hangups. I want to my daughters to feel equally as reassured as I am by seeing this and hope that it will still be around in ten years time when they are old enough to be reassured.
    Katie Tinne, United Kingdom
  39. Saturday, 22 June 2013
    These beauties are like fingerprints-unique, nothing can women happier than the sight, you're great
    janina, United Kingdom
  40. Thursday, 18 April 2013
    Despite the efforts of my lovely parents to bring me up with positive body-image, society did it's best for me and as a result of some vulgar jokes in school and porn, I came to believe that my vagina was a totally ugly anomaly, a grotesque and hideously deformed accident. At the age of about 14, I actually tried to 'tie off' my inner labia like farmers do to little lambs tails, to cut off the circulation and make them drop off- because I thought they weren't supposed to be there. Nudist camps, the Vagina Monologues, friends, reassuring sexual health prefessionals, and sex- nothing at all has made me forgive my vagina for being totally normal until now. Not so far to go now to believe myself beautiful! Thank you for ever.
    Meg, United Kingdom
  41. Wednesday, 17 April 2013
    You may like a new song of mine somewhat influenced by your work: "Designer Vagina" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHQ_mMFpDsI Thanks so much :D
    Melissa Main, Australia
  42. Thursday, 11 April 2013
    THANK YOU! I believed my vagina was the example of utter weirdom, even though I realized that those porn-vaginas are often not real. But what is real then? My vagina! I even come to like it after seeing all those different beautiful flowers. Sigh :) You artwork is perfect for sexual RE-education of all ages.
    Jane, Student, Belgium
  43. Saturday, 06 April 2013
    Ola , estou aqui a parabenizar o seu trabalho que ate entao eu nao conhecia , e fiquei a saber atraves de um artigo no site do Yahoo.A Grande Muralha da Vagina é uma obra de excepcional importância para a compreensão das mulheres da imagem do seu corpo ,eu acredito que há uma grande necessidade por parte dos jovens para obter mais informações sobre seus corpos sexuais e que é normal, e os riscos de certas formas de cirurgia plástica na qual eu seja totalmente contra, ao contrario de seja nescessario realmente uma intervencao cirurgica . Um grande e forte abraco e parabens pelo trabalho !!! Ass : Alexandre G.
    Alexandre Goncalves, Faturista, Brazil
  44. Friday, 15 March 2013
    Thank you for your work, and for what you are doing to bring an awareness (and reassurance to women) to the varieties of shapes, sizes, and medical issues to the most beautiful part of the human female anatomy. As such, why are you (and so many others) referring to vagina, when, in reality, it's the vulva? Also, have you considered Female Genital Mutilation as a way of bringing more awareness to the plight of "Half the Sky" as chronicled in the documentary, "Half the Sky"? Again, thank you for your work. Yours sincerely, Kathrine
    Kathrine Page, Gallery director, Spencer Hill Gallery, Corning, NY, United States
  45. Friday, 15 March 2013
    Dear Mr. Mccartney, I need to thank you for literally changing my life. For years, I have walked about, believing that I am carrying something ugly and unnatural. My vagina was an embarrassing secret that I hated and felt uncomfortable sharing, even with my loving partner. I have been on a clandestine search for images of vaginas that resemble mine – but cartoon slits and tidy porn lips only served to reinforce my fears. My friend showed me your “Great Wall of Vagina” online, and within seconds I was weeping. After Panel 1, I had cried away years of shame and self-loathing. The next day was euphoric. And now begins my quest to start loving myself again. As my friend said when she saw my reaction, “this is true art!”
    Shannon, Canada
  46. Sunday, 10 March 2013
    AMAZING ! Simply amazing.
    Tiffany, SousChef, United States
  47. Sunday, 03 March 2013
    Jamie My boyfriend and I saw your work here in Milan last month..we loved the Kama exhibit..it was so fun. Your work it particular made an impression on me. As women, so often we are defined by what we see in magazines, film, on the net..Tumblr..and other sites.There is so much to be found if you look. But sadly a lot of it is staged, airbrushed, photoshopped..not "real". So many women have body issues..and genitalia issues..I never knew I needed to have those, until Tumblr came along. All of a sudden I had something else to worry about..another part of my body not meeting the standards, not perfect. Your work has taken the self-loathing, the worry, the shame possibly? out of a very personal body part that we all have. We need to rejoice in, and embrace our differences, stop the self hating behaviour, and just accept ourselves for what we are..beautiful, imperfect creatures, human beings. All different, but all with the right to be loved, by ourselves, and others! Thank you!!
    Sali Kelley, teacher, Italy
  48. Friday, 01 March 2013
    I came across this on you tube, and I just had to take a look. And I want to thank you, as a late teen surrounded by so much media, we are constantly told what we should look like, even down there. I can honestly say I'm happy now! My mind is at ease, we ARE all different and no two are the same!
    Amber Snow, Web Developer & Graphic Design, Australia
  49. Wednesday, 20 February 2013
    First I want to apologize for my bad English. I am delighted with the art of McCartney! Coming from a trip to Chile, I got a magazine in the airport (Status), took a quick look. When I got home I read the magazine more calmly and found an article that talked about this artist and his art. I decided to search the site and found an amazing job! I'm here right now commenting and sharing on my Facebook.
    Lorena Pontes, teacher, Brazil
  50. Monday, 18 February 2013
    I highly appreciate your 'Great Wall of Vagina' project, Jamie! As a teacher gynaecological examination (at Radboud University Medical Centre and throughout my own training institute 'DGO Margot') I communicate with a lot of students physicians, doctors, midwives and women patients/clients... When it comes to the vital parts, insecurity is vividly an issue many women deal with; your 'Great Wall of Vagina' provides such an eye opening view for so many women (and men)! Congrats on this project Jamie. Wishing you and women nation it will travel around the world and contribute to much more (self)tolerance and acceptation! DGO Margot – teacher gynaecological examination, the Netherlands
    DGO Margot, teacher gynaecological examination, Netherlands
  51. Monday, 11 February 2013
    The Wall is such an incredible idea and truly beautiful! Thank you for showing me and everyone that we are all "normal" and unique in our own way. I feel so much less insecure seeing this and I wish everyone else could too. The Wall really makes me feel that the human body is beautiful and is something to appreciate and admire rather than be ashamed of. Thank you so much for your work!
    Jenna, United States
  52. Saturday, 09 February 2013
    Fascinating and valuable. Thank you.
    Zoe, United States
  53. Monday, 28 January 2013
    I would like to say thanks Jamie for this master piece you made, I was really amazed with this intellectual art work. I wish I have a chance to come to UK to visit The Great wall of Vagina!
    Sina, Canada
  54. Sunday, 27 January 2013
    Thanks for your innovative approach to break this taboo. Here is a poem with sarcastic theme that I said lately inspired by your work. It is also related to my ex husband leaving me last year. Hope you like it:) Vagina wall Oh shoot, of course it makes sense, Of course it is so natural, Of course you were right and I was wrong, Wasn’t I the one who showed you the vagina wall sculpture made by that UK artist? Wasn’t I the one who got surprised with the variety of their shapes? Oh, didn’t I also wish to be there as one of the models? I do confess here again and again that I suffer from short memory, damn it And I stood there selfishly in front of you to stop you from going, When you wanted to discover vagina world by your own hands, tongue and penis, I cannot believe how ignorant and self-centered I am sometimes, You went through this much pain for your simple right and I was there to torture you with my eyes, What an asshole I was ZT
    Zahra T, Canada
  55. Sunday, 27 January 2013
    Dear Jamie, Can I just say that you have given me the greatest gift you ever could. In medical journals and sex education etc we are shown a vagina, its always a thin slivered line in cartoon style. Then I look at my own - and even as a teenager, get a shock, because it looks old and wrinkled and thick and messy. Then to see your wall (a few years ago) and know that I'm not worse than most. I freak out no more. I am embarrassed no more. Thank you.
    Melinda, United Kingdom
  56. Sunday, 16 December 2012
    Dopo la visita alla mostra in Triennale a Milano, sono entusiasta della tua arte. Amo la mia vagina e ho sempre pensato che è differente dalle altrem ma ora ho completato la mia visione, perchè nella tua performance la vagina è stata sdoganata! Finalmente non solo esibizioni di simboli fallici ma esaltazione dell' "origine del mondo"! After the visit to the Exhibition in Milan, Triennale Design Museum, I become enthusiastic over your Art. I love my vagina and I always have thought she is different from the others, but now I have completed my vision, because in your performance the vagina has been cleared! At last not only show of phallic symbol but glorification of the "Origin of the World"!
    Eleonora, Italy
  57. Thursday, 13 December 2012
    Hi, actually just saw you on Russel Howard's good news in the UK and had to look things up in more detail! I'm so happily surprised to finally realise that my body is normal.For years all I've had to compare with is in porn and I've thought that my vagina is totally weird for not essentially being a hole with nothing around it! and now I know that actually it's totally normal and average. I'm a Biologist too...I should know better but I guess society has somehow made me feel ugly despite being otherwise decent-looking. Hopefully I'll now be able to have sex without feeling self-conscious every time someone looks down.
    Amanda, United Kingdom
  58. Wednesday, 12 December 2012
    I first heard of this project on a feminist blog I follow, and my attention was instantly captured. What a stunningly beautiful, vitally important, and socially ground-breaking piece of art this is! Considering that every single person on the planet came out of a vagina, or was formed through a vagina (don't want you to think I'm leaving out c-section babies!), you'd think we'd have a more comprehensive respect and appreciation for it. On behalf of every woman who has a vagina, and every man (or woman) who enjoys vaginas, THANK YOU! Brilliant tribute to a brilliant subject.
    Abigail, student, United States
  59. Wednesday, 12 December 2012
    I was at my regular check up at the gynecologist last week and her use of the word 'normal' prompted me to ask if she had heard of Jamie McCartney and the Great Wall of Vagina. She was delighted I mentioned it and expressed how unhappy her and her co-workers were with the the recent trend of woman being insecure with their vaginal area and how common it was becoming that patients were seeking consultations regarding cosmetic alterations. She now directs such patients to Google The Great Wall of Vagina and the documentary's, articles and interviews that relate to it. According to her this work has made a fundamental change in woman's perceptions of 'normal' and made her patients more comfortable and confident of their own bodies. I'm sure you have heard this a million times already but I just wanted to make sure you knew that this work is making a positive difference in our little corner of the world too!
    Renee, New Zealand
  60. Saturday, 01 December 2012
    I liked Your wall, and the Idea behind it. I have met some woman in my long life, and they also sounds, and think in different shades. Acoustically, from the great wall of woman tryhing to hit the root chord in a C major scale...to angry, or the great wall of snoring women. I hope your work will inspire others to everything from the Great Wall of differences, to the great wall of understanding. Thousand women who snore in harmony, can go from being a nightmare, to be one beautiful and poetic symphonic event.
    Sturla Einarson, Sound Designer, Norway
  61. Monday, 26 November 2012
    I think that this project is brilliant! Untill a few years back, I was also convinced that my (and maby all) vaginas are ugly; an eye opener for me was one great book about sex and sexuality that explained the same thing as your art did: that there's no normal or abnormal "vagina look" and that all of our body parts are special. I hope that your work will help many women (and men) to experince the same epiphany as I did. Congratulations, see you in Milan! P.S did you consider doing something similar with penises?
    Vedrana, Croatia
  62. Thursday, 22 November 2012
    well done! now i can know the vagina better! thank you
    li lei, China
  63. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi Jamie, I'm a public health university student from Australia. I just wanted to say thank-you! Your Great Wall of Vagina piece is often bought up in our lectures and I love that you have created a public image of a REAL vagina. In Australia we have laws that says soft porn cant have much detail therefore they must all be touched up and neat. This is what curious girls and woman look at to see if they are 'normal'. Most people have no idea of these laws and decide they are ugly down there which plays on their self esteem and sometimes leads to drastic measures such as labiaplasty as you mentioned in your interviews. I think every woman needs to see this beautiful artwork. It is a stepping stone to a more accepting and open world.
    Jodie, Australia
  64. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I never do things like this (messaging a total stranger) but I just stumbled upon a link posted on facebook about The Great Wall of Vagina, and I've spent the last 45 minutes or so watching all the videos on your website. Then I saw that you were here on fb, and I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that I think you are brilliant! This is honestly something I've never thought about before, but now that I have seen all those casts, and the vast differences that exist from woman to woman, I really believe that you have done a great service to womankind. By showing us that each woman is so unique you really dispel the thought that we all need to look like what we see in images that have been photoshopped to look "perfect". Women can be so harsh in their opinions of their own bodies (as I'm sure you know) when they compare themselves to others, and I know that this beautiful work of art will help a lot of women in a very profound way! I'm a student Midwife, and if any women ever asks me if what she has looks "normal", I am going to send them straight to your website! Thank you. I really, truly, love what you have done here!
    Heather, United States
  65. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Just stumbled across your site. Fucking great. It's so cool to be reminded that everyone is different and difference is awesome. Awesome like vaginas.
    Whitney, United States
  66. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I just read an article about your "Great Wall Of Vagina" and the idea is brilliant to say the least. Thank you, thank you and thank you for this, and for helping us women to get to know ourselves better and stop putting our bodies into dangerous procedures to seek a misconception of the word "perfection" coined by society. It helped me understand and love my body as it is. I am so happy to know the project is going so well, hope it can reach all the women in the world. Congratulations and, again, thank you very much for your art.
    Laura, Argentina
  67. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Good evening, I’m a French dermatologist and I’m particularly interested in vulvar pathology. I’m working in European group of study for vulvar disease. I’m fascinated by your work, which is unique, helpful, natural, and very clever. I love your idea that, if we show to the women how nature expresses itself in various way, we can make them understand that her genitals are not so abnormal!!! Thank you for that, and hope you will find your models☺ and continue your work.
    Anna, France
  68. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Congratulations for your beautiful work and attitude! It really helped me to 'open my mind' and accept me as I am. I hope you can exhibit your work here in Brazil. Thank you very much.
    Kika, Brazil
  69. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    "The ethical question is: How much are you playing on women's insecurities?" Dr. Iglesia said. "Women are getting very much duped into thinking there is a standard look for the vulva." This is why I appreciate The Great Wall of Vagina so much. It's tragic the number of women who are made to feel that there is something abnormal about their bodies. Thanks for your brilliant art! :)
    Jasmine, Canada
  70. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Mr. McCartney: Irregardless of one’s stance on the procedure of genital modification, I applaud your work and its value in making the subject less taboo. As a plastic surgeon who frequently performs the procedure, the public will benefit from both its aesthetic and educational qualities. The work fascinates me. As a technician, I am puzzled by the methods you use to create the models. Outstanding!
    Otto, United States
  71. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Jamie, first, I would like to compliment you on your brilliant work of art....natural art: The Great Wall of Vagina. A lot of women are very self conscious of their genitalia, even to the point of surgical restructure. There is a wide array of diversity, and hopefully your art will help women to realize this.....there is no NORMAL....just UNIQUE! I was very impressed with your creation and the videos I saw....and the message coming from a male to a female....perfect! Dr. Ruth may have opened some doors, but your work of art as being far more effective. Ha! Revolutionary, you are! I wish you the best and many successes. I just think it is brilliant.....and can be a help to those with negative body image. In closing, I will say Thank you, Jamie......you are doing something great for a lot of women!
    Pamella, Italy
  72. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Sorry maybe not the right email address to say, But absolutely amazing beautiful work! Ive always loved abstract and different art works and spend most my weekends in stately homes looking at castings of faces and so on, I don't know if it was done the same method then but really just wanted to say love what your doing puts a smile on my face well done.
    Naiomi, United Kingdom
  73. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I was fascinated by how your specific choice of media impacts the perception of the finished work - it is both very concrete in its precision, and very abstracted in that only a small part of any one subject is represented and the repetition results in a textural effect because the mind focuses on the grouping of tiles into frames and frames into an exhibit rather than any one tile itself. Thanks for your interesting exhibit.
    Lawrence, United States
  74. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Jamie, your work was mentioned in the Journal of the Royal College of GPs - in case you did not know. Very interesting it is too. It would be very easy to overstate the importance of your efforts and get rather precious about it all - so I will try to avoid that. You are spot on when you say that women and men lack knowledge and women do worry. No doubt you will wish to avoid type-casting (if that is the mot juste) but you could go a lot farther with this and do a lot of good while you are about it. I thought of a Trajan column like structure for an alternative to the polyptych but that would be open to misrepresentation. Then I thought why not a 'Vault of Vulvas'? - a cave or arch structure lined with casts - thousands perhaps. There is an architectural term for such a structure - one that has the stylized form of a vulva - but it escapes me for the moment. You have combined representational art, education, social revolution and no little humour. Excellent.
    Steve, United Kingdom
  75. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I just wanted to write a quick thank you note for the Great Wall of Vagina. I saw it mentioned while watching a documentary on BBC America (I live in Las Vegas, NV), and looked it up online to be able to see more pictures, which my husband and I then looked at together. It's really made a huge difference in how I see my own genitals. It's a way to see a huge range without watching porn or going to a strip club (which I don't feel necessarily reflects reality in any case) which was the suggestion I'd heard before. Now every time an online friend mentions feeling self-conscious, I send her a link to your site. I think it's brilliant and beautiful, and it's helped me feel much better about myself. Thank you.
    Katreena, United States
  76. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Jamie, I’m 17 and was really self-conscious about my 'lady parts'. I was already thinking about having surgery to 'fix' it. Seeing your sculpture totally changed my mind and now I feel 100 times better about myself! I just wanted to say that I’m really grateful for you work and think its a fantastic thing that you’ve done. Thank you so much! (for all the women out there)...
    Kate, Australia
  77. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    26. When I saw your beautiful work for the first time in a magazine at the hairdressers, it was embarrassing because I cried. I then went onto your web page and watched the various clips and did the virtual gallery. As soon as possible I will be coming to Brighton to see it in person. I am a 59 year old woman who has had four children and I have only ever seen my own vulva and my daughter’s vulvas. When I compared myself to media images of vulvas I always felt ugly. (My husband thought I was silly for thinking that). Your sculpture is liberating and wonderful. I have recommended it to my daughters and friends. I’ve never spoken of how I feel about my vulva to anyone except my husband (and now you). This was a great thing to do. I wish I had seen when I was reaching puberty. How reassuring it would have been! Turns out I pretty much look like everyone else more or less J Thank you so much.
    Christine, United Kingdom
  78. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Thank you for presenting this piece of artwork. For many, many years I have felt exactly as you described..... like I was different.... I can see, without shame, that I am not! Thank you for being so bold as to produce such a piece... or pieces... I agree that the new trend for cosmetic surgery to create the "perfect" puss is absurd and I hope that your works of art deter women and help them to feel more comfortable with themselves. Again, thank you for bringing this conceptual piece of art to the public! I wish I was in the UK to come visit, and become one of your volunteers!
    Viktoria, United States
  79. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Jamie, thank you for your work - the Wall of Vagina. It is a great relief to see what other woman look like. Your work is monumental. Brilliant. Any chance you will have an exhibit here the US? You must be getting invitations? I live in Boston but would make the trip to NYC. I heard that you might be looking for models from around the world. I’d love it if you’d just collect MORE. The variety is so interesting. Please don’t stop. I hope you are making money at this. You should be! Let me know how I can help.
    Nancy, United States
  80. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    So very cool! So informative and down to earth.. for both the wall of vagina and the panels of penis! Brilliant And Fun!
    Janice, United Kingdom
  81. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    You are such an amazing artist. The work that you have done is so meaningful and impactful. After being married for ten years my husband insulted my body during an argument in a way that literally crushed me. I thought I could never be with anyone else again. He was my lover, my friend, and family. I never could have imagined someone, much less the person whom I trusted most in the world, insulting me and hurting me so profoundly. I was left alone and most of all feeling abnormal and ugly. One night in my desperate search to find what a normal vagina looks like, I came across “The Great Wall of Vagina”. I can honestly say that this work of art was a step in the right direction. What a remarkable concept. Thank you and I hope to see it in person one day.
    Monica, United States
  82. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi Jamie, my flatmate went to see your exhibition particularly for the great wall of vagina on Friday and said it moved her to tears!! gave her my second copy of the signed book from you & she is thrilled.. she's told her friends to all go see it this week, hope it is going great for you!
    Jo, United Kingdom
  83. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I just saw the video of the wall of vagina. I think it was beautiful. Because of the adult industry and the media women have become so obsessed with being perfect. You show women they are all beautiful and still different. There is no "Perfect" women or man for that matter. Men are just as self conscious about size and shape. I live in the USA where the naked body is sinful and not to be viewed as something beautiful. I applaud your vision and wish you the best of luck.
    Jeremy, United States
  84. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I want to express my thanks for your exhibit "The Great Wall of Vagina". I have often found myself wondering about whether or not my 'bits' are attractive - or even acceptable. It is unfortunate that the world has become so judgmental about a person's looks but willingly overlooks character flaws if a person is deemed attractive/acceptable. I agree with your premise that it should not matter what a person's privates look like. Thank god we all look different. How boring would it be if we all looked the same - which it seems many in society believe we should move towards. It is not my intention to pay for the yacht of some plastic surgeon who is willing to cut my flesh to get to my money. My body and my money will remain intact. I think your work is inspiring. I wish you much success & happiness.
    Kerry, Canada
  85. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hello, I'm basically emailing because I admire how you have changed so many women's perspectives about what a vagina is "suppose" to look like, verses what a "real life" vagina is. I've always wondered what everyone else looked like, but I wasn't about to ask a friend to show me hers. So, this has really helped me feel good about mine. I know you hear this all the time because this art piece has, no doubt, gotten a lot of recognition. But I do hope that you can feel the love that these women have for you, because YOU are the person that could change our minds, and did. I'm amazed at how art can have such a great impact on people, and you really "hit the spot" on this topic. I don't even know if any of this is making sense, haha, (it made sense in my head) but I hope you can decipher it and take from it that you've changed my mind at least; and in that have achieved your goal. I may not know you or ever have met you, but if I ever find myself in England again I will certainly be emailing you to book an appointment for a vaginal cast. And if you tour to Canada make sure you make it to the far east, and I will see you here in Newfoundland.
    K D, Canada
  86. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    What a wonderful thing you've done. Your work is beautiful and such an eye opener. I really had no idea there was so much variety among us, and all of it is normal. Also, the videos were great in showing how it all came about and gave an exceptional understanding of the project's purpose.
    Anita, Canada
  87. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi Jamie ! how are you? LOVE your vagina work and wanted to ask a question. I'm currently writing a book on vagina's - I used to be a Brazilian waxer and my number one question was "am I normal"? With this in mind I wanted to spread the good word on our lady bits and relieve the anxiety women suffer. I would really love to include photographs of your 'Great Wall of Vagina" in my book (just a section of the wall would be fine). I've seen thousands of fannies (as I'm sure you have too) so I know that no two vaginas are the same, but I need some images for my readers to see for themselves. Is this something you would be willing to do? I live in Australia, but my husband is from the UK so we are looking at travelling over next year - would love a cast of my vagina!! Anyway, hope to hear from you soon, keep up the fabulous work!
    Sharon, Australia
  88. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Dear Jamie, I just came across your work on The Great Wall of Vagina and I'm not sure the word 'fantastic' is an adequate descriptor. I am thrilled almost beyond words to see your work in public and to see someone like you working to change this perception. Once again, kudos to you for a fantastic piece of work. If only all the women in the world could see this.
    Jordan, United States
  89. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi! I found your work very interesting and would love to visit your gallery particularly to see The Great Wall of Vagina. I am a Brazilian gynaecologist and obstetrician and my research interests are in perineal care. A group of friends, midwives and childbirth activists, have also heard of your work and we would like to visit your gallery.
    Maria, Brazil
  90. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    To the creator of the Great Wall of Vagina! I often look at videos and forums about whether having a large labia is normal, and since I've grown it's become more of a concern (OK I'm only 17 so I'm not that old!) I occasionally look at videos on Youtube about large labias and if it's 'normal'. It's not uncommon for me to come across a video about people having cosmetic surgery done which made me want to have it even more- just to be 'normal'. I was very pleased to have come across your video about your project, it's completely changed my attitude towards everything. I've never mentioned my worries about how I 'look' but since I viewed your videos posted on Youtube- which then lead me to your website, I feel more confident and accepting. I think your project will change many women's lives as well as peoples perception and awareness. You mentioned that the main focus of this project was the beauty of it, and secondly was the purpose. I strongly believe that your work has projected beauty, diversity and acceptance to the public. The message that your work has portrayed is unbelievable - especially for an art lover like myself! It's easy to say that every one is different, but to see and experience the beauty of it is truly an honour.
    Stephanie, United Kingdom
  91. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi Jamie, I have just stumbled upon your work and think that we used to know each other, many years ago (you had a dog, I had two?) Either way, whether you are who I think you are or not and whether you remember me or not I just had to get in touch and tell you that I really admire your Great Wall of Vagina project. How beautiful, how liberating and how very important a piece. Fascinating, inspired and thought provoking.
    Debbie, United Kingdom
  92. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Hi! I just wanted to say thank you for signing the book I bought, I didn't expect that. Also, it turns out that over here in the U.S.A. it's really fun to receive envelopes that say "Royal Mail" on the postage. I'm reading the book in small sections each night before I go to bed and I wish I could show it to everybody I know but I may have to scrounge up some courage because I know most of them would be horrified and wonder what was wrong with me if I’m reading such a thing! Thank you for creating this project!
    Maria, United States
  93. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    This is just a fan letter. I'd never heard of you or the Great Wall until today, when I was Googling vaginas and penises (I seem to be preoccupied with this and--also an artist—I am beginning vagina and penis drawings/paintings). Your reasons for making this a subject are very different from mine--that said, I am entirely delighted with the Great Wall of Vagina, and the videos about the project. Thanks for this terrific work. Confessions of a fellow artist: every now and then--not often-- I see work and think: wish I'd done that. So it is with the Great Wall. It's way more interesting however because you are a man, and I do wonder if you get blow back from women who say "How dare you? You've no right in this territory. Anyhow, thank you again. I will follow you with interest.
    Lynne, United States
  94. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I think your work is wonderful. Thank you for being fearless.
    BJ, United States
  95. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Using art to expose the insanity of mutilation - and to celebrate the beautiful uniqueness of each and every woman - is something that totally resonates for me. Such a complicated area is sexuality - taps into the deepest parts of us, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Hence the exploitation. Very sad, but a reality - your exhibition and words can help to prevent brutal and invasive surgery, whilst enhancing confidence and self esteem. You clearly work from the heart - tis the only way to live! Thank you again - really made my day.
    Michele, United Kingdom
  96. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    This is the first piece of artwork I've seen my entire life that has actually had an impact on me. I've been waiting my whole life for that one moment you hear about where a piece of art actually moves you. I'd begun to think that was only for the truly artistic minded because that just never happened for me. This did. I love the concept, the execution, the humor. I love everything about it. It makes me so happy that you chose to do this and for the reasons you did. Thank you.
    Jayne, United States
  97. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I read about your project in the newspaper today. What an important project! I hope it contributes to raise girls and womens’ confidence about their own body. I gave the link to your website to my teenage daughters so they can see how different women are. Well done!
    Morten, Norway
  98. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    I want to personally thank you, Jamie, for The Great Wall of Vagina. This work finally (finally!) presents women with what we look like, what is "normal", what is OK, what our lovers see and love and are turned on by during intimate moments. As an adult woman (36) trying to see what other vuIvas look like ( as recently as a month ago), asking female friends if they too wonder what others look like, comparing and showing my vulva with close friends, I always came out with the frustration of how men see each other's genitalia so easily in changing rooms and whatnot and how for women, porn seems to have this quasi labia-less pink orifice that does not resemble ours. The real-life comparison always stops at two, maybe three vulvas, if a hetero woman is lucky enough to have such friends who will giddily pull down their pants and open up. Of course Obgyns and midwives get their fair share of exposure but when I look up vagina or vulva on the Internet, I get few images and most are either of the porn variety or diseased. It pretty much sums up society's perception of women' s sexuality, I suppose. So again, thank you. For the first time, I am able to see what I have been looking for and know it is from a trustworthy source. I'm sure I am the hundredth person to drone on and on about this but please understand how even in 2012, in our seemingly fore-thinking world, it was, until your work, impossible for a regular woman like me to see this.
    Julie, Canada
  99. Thursday, 15 November 2012
    Thank you Jamie, your work does exactly what you set out to do. I feel better now!
    Kimberley, United States
  100. Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    Hi just wanted to say how stunning the exhibition is in Cork St. I sat across the street from it all week and finally got in to see it on Saturday. I am sure I am joining many women in saying thank you for putting my mind at rest. Nough said!
    Charlotte, United Kingdom
  101. Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    I believe there is a great need on the part of young people for more information about their sexual bodies and what is normal, and the risks of certain forms of cosmetic surgery, in the midst of what has been called a body-changing culture, which is becoming pervasive in this and many other societies. I published an issue of the journal Reproductive Health Matters, of which I am the editor, on cosmetic surgery in May 2010. The content1 indicates just how much attention this subject is getting in countries as diverse as the UK, Brazil and Burkina Faso. Any hope of making a dent in young people’s lack of information at a national level, and giving them a chance to ask questions and express their fears and concerns before they have their labia excised or put rings through their penises, calls for a multimedia approach. Jamie is taking this approach as an artist and I believe it can make a difference, e.g. by encouraging teachers of sex and relationships education to use educational materials like the Wall in their classrooms.
    Marge Berer, Editor, RHM Journal, United Kingdom
  102. Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    The Great Wall of Vagina is a work of exceptional importance for women's understanding of body image, and one which the UK's Sexual Health specialists and Gynaecologists would like to see publicised as widely as possible to help stem the tide of young women requesting unnecessary labial reduction surgery. Quite apart from that motive, the [SKIN DEEP] exhibition also contains other beautiful works of photography and sculpture. It should therefore be socially and ethically newsworthy enough to warrant attention and debate.
    Peter Greenhouse, Consultant in Sexual Health, United Kingdom

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