Muladhara Linga (Chakra Yantra #1), or Expansion Object (The Universe Within), 2014.




Originally created by Ryan Brewer for The Botanica, a group exhibition at Invisible Exports (NYC) and Carroll & Sons (Boston), 2014.

Pulling inspiration from stone carved Shiva-Linga ritual objects, this cast-concrete sculpture offers a queer perspective to traditional Tantric views of the cosmic void as vaginal and/or inherently female in nature. The idea was to create a form that conceptualizes the void, or cosmos, in correspondence to the human asshole as divine space, thus bypassing the gender binary and offering, instead, this universal human cavity as a point of cosmic access. The work simultaneously corresponds to Muladhara, the root chakra, anatomically located above the anus; the butt plug form takes the place of Shiva’s traditional phallus.


Edition of 10 (plus 1 AP)

Material: Cast-Concrete, Felt, Steel Hardware, Petroleum Jelly.

Dimensions: 10” diameter, 14” height (Variable)


Additional information

Weight 40 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 14 in