Androgynous Nude Figurines

Nude FigureOkay, I know this figurine thing is supposed be “art” but holy crap!

The artist has created a wee bit of controversy with her figurines…gosh, wonder why? Not sure what her message is but seems she has one…and it needs to be expressed through a crocheted penis and breasts and a weird pointy hat.

What a nice excuse to make it okay to crochet genitalia.

Designed by Ming-Yi Sung.

39 Comments to “Androgynous Nude Figurines”

  1. Where do you think she found the pattern for boobies?

  2. She may have just made them without a pattern.

  3. Wow. That’s….creative.

    You know, it’s missing something, though. Where’s the “Fun Fur”?

  4. I almost want to see this as a full-sized outfit for a real person.

    Almost.

  5. Hi,

    I just found your blog today and I wanted to let you know it put a huge smile on my face!

    Willow

  6. severina, I’m afraid you already have.

    http://mysung.tripod.com/costume.html

    That’s from the artist’s website. It says that the “stocking” is 6 feet tall! It’s not a figurine. That is a real person!

    Take a look at the bunny suit.

    I really do think I’m in the wrong line of work. Can I really crochet ugly hats and penises and boobies (hey, a hat with penises and boobies would be really out there!) and make a good living at it? I could work at home and wear pj’s all day.

  7. *shudder* I’ll be having nightmares tonight!

  8. This must be what happens to Madonna with enough age—too much time on her hands, and too many trips to the Yarn Barn!

  9. I don’t know about crocheted, but Knitty had some knitted fake boobs for women who have had masectomies. (ignore the awful spelling, please!) The penis I’m not so sure on a pattern….

    Can’t you see the kids’ faces when you show up dressed like this for a Halloween party though? This is the #1 way to embarrass your kid!

  10. Wow. That sound you just heard was my jaw hitting the floor.

    Crocheted genetalia absolutely begs for some lame pun about ‘shrinkage’.

  11. One wonders where one would find a model to fit this bi-sexed suit? Oh, right, something gets stuffed with fiber filling and make people wonder what’s real, lol. What an attention-getter, eh?

  12. oh yeah she’s a friend of mine, I think her work is awesome, Yes she freehands her work, and no I doubt she is making a good living at it, so you guys can just keep on crocheting your non-shocking, non gender bending, boring saleable items.

  13. The previous commenter…why no name? Funny how these commenters leave their names out while everyone else gives their’s.  If you like it, step up and like it.

  14. Just when you think you’ve seen it all…

    A crocheted penis might just be the perfect bridal shower gift! 😀

  15. It seems she’s holding on to a piece of s**t.

    Talk about crappy art… :-/

  16. Well that’s interesting

  17. When they were shown, the artist ended up having to crochet fig leaves for some of her work…

    Click here for the news article.

  18. I’m rather flattered by this thread of discussion about a picture of my artwork done in my naughty college years, which is about ten years ago.  Yes, the pattern? There is no pattern. They all came from my head — just think three-dimension like a computer 3-D graphic. (I like the banana comment, ha ha ha! 😉

    PS. My website is still under construction so “bare” with it please

  19. Cool, now that I know the artist has a sense of humor I REALLY want to see somebody wearing it.

    Mebbe you should come to my university and rub a little humor into my “sculpture is so serious and important” classmates.

  20. The crocheted penis is about the coolest(a.k.a wildest) thing I’ve seen… maybe my husband would like one…

  21. This artist (at least I think it was her) was part of an exhibit here in Washington DC last summer or fall, in the lobby of an office building no less! The exposed genetalia created some controversy, as you can well imagine, so the artist crocheted fig leaves to cover them up. I went down to see it and enjoyed the entire exhibit. Actually, I think Ming-Yi’s work was a favorite. I was a little perplexed concerning what seemed to be a fascination with genetalia, but now I know why. I think a lot of us can honestly say we were fascinated with genetalia during our college years.

  22. I go to MICA too! haha, this gives me much hope! I love the work. Its so wild.

  23. that is so ungodly, once again that is ugly wow who thiks of this stuff

  24. Even Marilyn Manson has to have a grandma…. ( its really interesting and artsy, I would never have the patients to make anything that big… or dangly)

  25. My life can end now. I have officially seen it all. Nothing will ever be as funny as a giant bunny and his friend the boob penis creature.

  26. This would be the best Mardi Gras costume ever.

  27. I found that the amount of work and creativity that goes into Ming’s art is amazing. Without a formal pattern, she created life size figures. The colors are bold and fun.

    I’m not an artist and I don’t always understand what the artist is trying to portray, but I do appreciate the craftmanship that goes into Ming’s work. If you go to her web site, you can see photos of her sculpture called fighting with food (or something like that). There is a great chicken she created!

  28. I think it is kinda cool but will not go out & buy one. My grand-daughters would laugh & my grand-sons would be thoroughly embarrased. Wouldn’t that be fun tho?

  29. Ooh man, I don’t scare easily but this one looks like it crawled out of the tenth level of hell, and i don’t even believe in hell.

  30. Her work is considered art? Well, maybe it is art, but not good art. Her work ranks 10 on the barf scale.

  31. dear Ming

    this needs wider coverage. I’ve not laughed so much for ages. Keep up the crocheting …

  32. Notice the model is hiding his/her face. Smart move on the part of the model. No one wants to let people know they would wear such a ridiculous outfit.

    And whats up with the clashing color combination? Got a good bargain on discontinued yarn at ebay?

  33. Hahahaha! What?! Is this art or what? LOL

  34. I just learned to crochet — no doubt I’m making one of these.
    Who needs a pattern?? It’s more expressive to construct it from your perception of the subject. Imagine if all penises were created from a pattern?? They are all different in real life. For some I’d use big thick yarn, sport weight for others…. I haven’t learned to follow a pattern yet anyway. LMAO… I love this blog.

  35. It’s been a while since I visited this blog and I still laughed about the responses here~

    No matter what anyone said it’s art or not, I have no illusion and am certain it is, just as sure about my crochet sculptures later published.

    This outfit was created for the model who is also an artist, and I traded it for his painting. He told me he had worn it quite a few times at parties. He lives in New York City, people and the art scene there has a more open mind for it I suppose.

    If you crochet and free form, join Yahoo’s Free From Crochet group. If you like to visit my website to view my other artwork, it is:
    mingyisung.com

  36. OMG! WOW! I’m not really sure what to say, I just looked at the website and yep my mouth kept dropping open to, it’s true she is talented but they are a little too erm…well you know!

    However I also looked at her other art and her sculpture and WOW now that is amazing talent!! But WHY really WHY? would you make that let alone WEAR it!! O_O I’m for once left utterly speechless, but I had to post O_O O_O O_O

  37. I am looking for a pattern for a crocheted penis…Can anyone help me out?

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