The Egyptian God Min was always shown holding his cock with his left hand. From the Greek messenger God Hermes to Priapus who became a popular figure in Roman eroic art, to the Lord Shiva and his Shiva Linga in India, the phallus has been an important part of religious worship. A bronze wind chime with bells known as a tintinnabulum in ancient Rome was hung in the entrance of buildings to ward off the evil eye and proved good luck and fortune. Today in Japan still have phallus shrines and a penis parade each year where children and families come out to celebrate fertility and suck on phallic lollipops. The event now raises awareness of sex practices and HIV. I created these golden phallic pieces to represent America and the sexual toys men and women use to pleasure themselves.
Empty plastic dildo case cast in plaster. Plaster molds spray painted gold.