SIX FEET UNDER star Rachel Griffiths had a saucy surprise at her New Year's Eve wedding reception (31DEC02) - her artist husband turned the venue's floor into an art piece full of penises.

The actress married ANDREW TAYLOR in her native Australia, and challenged him to make her reception as memorable and unusual as possible - but she had no idea her creative lover was transforming an historic theatre foyer into an "erotic Balinese" painting.

She recalls, "The night before (the wedding) I called and he said, 'I'm still finishing the floor,' and I'm like, 'Oh my God, it's just a black and white floor!'

"Then, when I walk in he'd done this amazing painting. He called it THE RITE OF FERTILITY.

"I mentioned it in my wedding speech and everyone kind of looked down and spread so they could look at it, and it had all these giant penises.

"It was a very Bohemian, kind of A Midsummer Night's Dream wedding, very sexy."

24/06/2004 09:16