A woman has done the unthinkable with her menstrual blood. She made a painting of a baby by collecting her menstrual blood for four months.
Artist, Timi Pali, said she wanted to make a painting that represents the importance and fragility of motherhood.
For four months she used her tampons to collect her blood and then used her fingers to paint the matter on four canvases which she eventually placed together.
In an interview with Mirror magazine, she said the focus is not the blood but the message she wants to pass. She said: “The focus is not on the blood, but the work has its message because of the menstrual flow."
She said: “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.”
On her website she further explained that she realized the beauty and pain in fertilising a whole being.
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.”
What do you think, is this artwork or just being weird?