Sleek, clear and sublime - the Edition Madonna by FRIEDA GRAF reveals true icons: Dildos made of bohemian crystal glass lie softly bedded in bags of fur and silk. A beguiling combination that takes our primal needs for security and protection just as seriously as the deeply rooted desire for transcendence. These are aspects that can be found in the depiction of Mary as virgin, bride, queen, healer and mother of God at all times.
Black glittering sequins, artfully embroidered with flowers, deep black and wonderfully soft fur inside - The case is reminiscent of the magical night, just as contrasting and dramatic as El Greco depicted it in his painting.
Dynamically and with purple accents, yellow rays wind towards the sky to the dove - the dildo made of Bohemian crystal glass embodies the divine light and Mary's aspiration to rise.
Each piece is unique, so slight variations in shape and color occur.
In delicate colors presents the Virgin of Guadalupe. The densely woven silk in green with small golden diamonds is reminiscent of Mary's starry cloak. The golden zipper and the delicate caramel brown fur represents the unusually large, resembling an open oyster, halo.
The Bohemian crystal glass dildo is an interpretation of the red robe of Mary in with opaque core and transparent veil.
Each piece is unique, therefore variations arise in terms of shape and color.
The materials of this artistic interpretation give the unattainable woman a sensual liveliness that does not omit eroticism. Sexuality experiences a dignified elevation here, and it is given a mediating function between instinct and spirituality.
The “virgin” is per se a sexualized category. Motherhood, which begins with conception, is completely removed from lust and carnality. Edition Madonna establishes the relation of the desexualized and idealized female figure to her corporeality in a dignified way. Precious silk and indescribably soft rabbit fur conceals a radiant sculpture of colored glass.