Woman Uses Her Menstrual Blood Of 4 Months, To Make Painting Of Baby
A woman meticulously collected the blood from her menstrual cycle for four months to make a painting. Artist Timi Pali wanted to make an image which represents the importance and fragility of motherhood.
She used tampons to collect her blood and her fingers to paint the matter onto four individual canvases which were eventually placed together. She told Mirror magazine,
“The focus is not on the blood, but the work has its message because of the menstrual flow. My concept with this elimination of the ovum, through the menstrual blood I gave birth to an artwork during these nine months and actually I created a ‘start of the end,’ and an artwork was born, which illustrates a baby.”
Explaining the piece in more detail on her website, Timi wrote: “One drop of experiment and I realise the beauty of the pain, the value of the period, fertilising my whole being. The periodic elimination of my ovum with my menstrual flow inspired me to give birth to something which has a biological end, and to create the start of the end.”