Beginning as religious celebration paying homage to the Christian Saints and Martyrs, it is hard to imagine Saint Valentines Day without flowers, candies, and cards. It gained it's romantic connotations during the Middle Ages, as love and affection flourished within noble court life and story telling. Acts of love and admiration were expressed chivalrously with poems, cards, confectioneries, doves, flowers, as well as cherub and heart imagery.
This amazing holiday still prevails, where one calendar day is purely devoted to love. If love means never having to say your sorry,then maybe Vejazzling or Pejazzling is not for you. Although...there really is no other way to say I love you, all the while showing your respect and admiration for the martyred Saints of Saint Valentine's Day. Genital piercing, fake boobs, and tattooed tramp stamps are so yesterday, why not try a less permanent approach by gluing knock-off Swarkoski sparkles to your privates. Waxing beforehand, for that pre-pubescent look is recommended, where you may further enhance your childish conduct with a crystallized cunt. Otherwise gluing rhinestones to your enormous pubic patch a hipster-ish interpretation. Designs are customization, so rather than having your genitalia speak for itself, it has finally found it's voice.
So for all you guys and gals out there looking to shock, intrigue, and nauseate your sex partner with something other than your body, Vejazzling and Pejazzling are right for you. In the spirit of my funny little valentine, the crystals are a proven magnet for douche-bags and rampant STD outbreaks. A recipe for disaster, side effects include; depression, chafing, blisters, boils, ingrown hairs, addictions, burning sensations, bird flu, rectal bleeding, inability to smell, Jersey Shore syndrome, jaundice, oil spotting, irritable bowl syndrome, gout, chronic inflammation of belly-button, constipation, black plaque, sudden loss of vision from sparkles, carpal tunnel from hand jobs, erectile dysfunction with erections lasting 4 or more hours or ejaculation failure, and so much more. Nothing shows your commitment to "Sparkle Motion" more! So When the Saints Go Marching In bedazzled your vejazzle.
100 Objects of Popular and Material Culture is an blog exploring the manifestations of human consumption and commodity-ization. The purpose of this experiment is to explore material and popular culture in contemporary society by using objects and concepts to prompt wider questions and reflections. So by emulating The British Museum's and Neil MacGregor's format of A History of the World in 100 Objects I plan to satirically analyze and reinterpreted 100 material culture objects over the course of 2014. Material Culture is the study of our culture's consumption of stuff; namely the manifestation of culture through material productions where people's perceptions of objects is socially and culturally dependent. With this, objects reflect conscious and unconscious beliefs on the the individuals who fabricated, purchased, or used them, and by extension the society where they live. So examining materiality, cultural truths and societal assumptions may be discovered. As anthropologist Arjun Appaduai states "in any society the individual is often caught between the cultural structure of commodity-ization and his own personal attempts to bring a value and order to the universe of things." Objects and commodities make up a much larger symbolic system consisting of want and need, socio-economic status, fashion, etc. Often times form follows function whether the commodity, market, and or consumer forever evolve around one-another. Philosopher Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital flow full circle; where regardless if you are a minimalist or a hoarder the world is made up of things and everyone will leave their footprint on the earth. So by humorously analyzing marketed objects and concepts, hopefully this blog will provide further incite into ideas of over-consumption, a disposable society, consumerism vs. anti-consumers, planned obsolescence vs. sustainability, as well as the greater good of mankind and future generations.