Turrell's Vagina Rock
Scoria rock (cinder) with pyroclastic textures in the shape of female genitalia, Formed by volcanic eruptions dating between 1040-1100 AD. Found on James Turrell’s Roden Crater.
Located in the Painted Desert region of Northern Arizona, Roden Crater (began in 1977 and yet to be completed), is a large-scale site-specific artwork created within a dormant volcanic cinder cone by light and space artist James Turrell. It is considered a gateway to the contemplation of light, time and landscape, a work that, besides being a monument to land art, functions as a naked eye observatory of earthly and celestial events that are both predictable and continually in flux.
I lived next door to the crater at Gateway Ranch between 2012 and 2013. I could see the crater from outside of our window. One night during a full moon I just got up from the chair on our porch and just started walking towards the crater. Halfway up the side, a gravelly female voice whispered my name into my ear and told me to stop walking. She was Pele Goddess of fire and volcanoes and she had a gift for me. Stepping out of the moon shadows Pele, looking very much Hawaiian and out of place in the tundra, handed me her steaming vagina. “You must keep it eternally wet”, she said or you will be cursed. Well, that obviously didn’t happen so I’m selling it for fourteen hundred bucks.
Supporting photos are for reference only and not considered part of the product for sale. All photos ©Bill Dambrova
Curious Fact: James Turrell owns loads of cows.