Madonna has people talking again as she debuts her digital NFT art, which features a 3D model of her vagina birthing the likes of a centipede, butterflies and trees.
Yes, you read that right. The work is being created to be auctioned off for charity.
Madonna is no stranger to controversy. The 63-year-old singer has been in the industry long enough to know how to get people talking.
As part of the new fundraising effort, the singer has had her naked body rendered in 3D.
These have been transformed into three one-minute-long video NFTs.
NFT stands for non-fungible token, which is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos.
They are bought and sold online, usually with cryptocurrency using similar software.
One video features branches poking out of her before becoming a full tree as Madonna says her “journey through life as a woman is like that of a tree.”
“Starting from a small seed, always pushing against the resistance of the Earth, the endless weight of gravity,” she narrates.
Another features butterflies flying out of her while a third features centipedes crawling out of her vagina as she lays in the forest.
The pieces are being auctioned off digitally online to raise money for children in Ukraine, domestic violence survivors in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a bail-out organisation for imprisoned caregivers.
Madonna divides opinion with NFT art
Naturally, her detractors are out in force and of course, she has the internet talking. The artwork itself has been labelled as “insane.”
A writer for the New York Times even went so far as to call in a “filthy attention grab.”
Meanwhile, another Twitter user called the move “dumb, but bold.”
But Madonna has hit back at the controversy around the vaginal artwork.
“I’m giving birth to art and creativity and we would be lost without both,” she said in a recent interview.
“I think it’s really important that a lot of thought and conversation went into creating these videos.”
But it’s not all bad talk for the singer, many are also singing her praises.
“People, it’s a vagina, not Putin. Say what you want, not many artists would put themselves out there,” said one user online.
See the animated art in action for yourself at the Mother of Creation website.
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