Bowling Green University has Metamorphosis, a sculpture its students have decided is a limestone vagina; and now Wasilla High School has Warrior Within, which (despite the artists’ insistence that it conveys moral virtue and the fighting spirit) the students have identified as a concrete vagina.

The artists propose educational seminars in which students are instructed in the proper reading of their sculpture, but this strikes UD as rather inimical to the spirit of art. Outside of North Korea.

In the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman comment thread, the locals weigh in (“I see a turtle.”). Some of them note the irony that the principal’s placement of a large tarp over the controversial sculpture now makes the work look like a penis with a condom on it.



The intellectual concept behind the Lincoln Trilogy is more successful than the visual relationship of the three figures. The combination of three distinctly individual sculptures of differing scale and spatial orientation has resulted in a somewhat awkward interrelationship.

That’s one way of putting it.
Bill, a UD reader, sent
UD some photos he took
of the statue being described here.
It’s in honor of Abraham Lincoln.

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3 Responses to “Vagilla-gate”

  1. Polish Peter Says:

    Oh, students. You know what’s on their minds. You should hear what they say about Upstart II by the celebrated Australian metal sculptor Clement Meadmore (1929-2005): For more on Meadmore, see

  2. theprofessor Says:

    Vagina #1 seems upside-down to me

    Vagina #2 is perhaps one of those new-fangled designer vaginas created by plastic surgeons

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    tp: LOL.

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