The BraBall…

I am really impressed with the concept of The BraBall. “The surprising size of the BraBall (now over half its goal, the height of the average American woman – five feet, four inches tall), the overwhelming quantity of bras, and the incredible density of the piece catches people off guard and hopefully challenges their assumptions about women’s bodies. Our bodies are solid and strong like the sculpture, not wispy and frail like the bras it’s made of.” If you have any bras with the metal hook & eye type of closure, why not donate them? I am going to add it to my list of things to clean out as I work on decluttering my house. It is important to read the “Herstory” page on the site and learn even more of the history of this project.

“Using bras as an art medium (something I’ve been doing for several years now) is a way of disrupting some of the longstanding taboos surrounding them. Interweaving stained nursing bras with provocative, augmentation bras somehow balances the distorted images of women’s bodies. It reconciles the narrow stereotypes of virgin and whore and fills in the true definitions of women that are missing in between. We’re old and young, tall and short, thin and plump, rich and poor, straight and gay, famous and anonymous, and every racial background imaginable. The BraBall includes artists’ bras, postal workers’ bras, lawyers’ bras, mothers’ bras, secretaries’ bras, students’ bras, and even exotic dancers’ bras. The bras, made of satin, silk, cotton, or nylon, run the full color spectrum and range of print designs: floral, polka dot, even cartoon characters or signs of the zodiac.”

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

5 replies on “The BraBall…”

Hello All,
I saw this as well and I think it is a great project. I also work on a very worthwhile project. We make quilts for those less fortunate. We also accept donations of bras as well as other things to use in the making of our quilts! If anyone is interested please email us and let us know!

I saw this on a TV show not too long ago.
I think the BraBall is great.
I hope that every thing is going good with the braball.

Hi All,

FYI, the BraBall sculpture is now finished so please don’t send me any more bras. The BraBall was completed on 11/9/03 and is currently enroute to its new, permanant home in a museum on the East Coast. Check for exhibition information as soon as the museum receives the BraBall.

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