Stuart, who lives in Kansas City, is currently showing her exclusive collection of quilted phalluses in an exhibition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The exhibit, titled “Local Grandmother Quilts Giant Penises,” was inspired by Stuart’s time as an employee in a dildo factory, and was funded with money raised on Kickstarter. ($308 to be exact.)
In her official Kickstarter video, Stuart explains that she was looking for work on Craigslist when she stumbled across an ad for a position as a de-molder in a dildo factory. Naturally, she applied (and was hired!) for the job.
“One time while I was painting and it wasn’t working out,” Stuart explains. “I noticed I had some pins and foam core on my desk and added them in and brought it to my [art] professor for critique, and he immediately said ‘That looks like a dildo.’ ”
So Stuart got busy. She launched a Kickstarter page with pledge levels including “Chub,” where a $10 pledge got a person a bag of sequin semen, and “Schlong,” where donors received a stuff-it-yourself starter penis.
“Local Grandmother Quilts Giant Penises” runs through September 19 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. One
size queen visitor to Stuart’s “room of dicks” told the university paper of the artist’s designs “I really like them. I wish all real penises looked like this.”