Artist paints with her menstrual blood

January 17, 2017


Using her own menstrual blood, a Romanian graphic designer named Timea Pall has created a painting of a fetus, tagging it as “create the start of the end”.

The 28 year old who is also a musician, from Romania, Oradea, created the painting over the course of 9 months and named it “The Diary of My Period”.

She took the creativity to her Facebook page, writing, “One drop of experiment and I realize the beauty of the pain, the value of the period, fertilizing 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.”

Pall said that she was not sure in the beginning, whether she could paint using period blood. So, she first drew a portrait of herself with her menstrual blood. 

She said that for the final painting, she could paint one square of the image every month for 9 months.

She told the site that the response to her project has been varied - it has been called “disgusting, gross, crazy, and weird”, “but, on the other side, so many positive messages and attitudes with great words, like fantastic, outside the box, original, wonderful, motivational, emotional.”

"I really would like to expose my work at art galleries as well, all over the world, to shock people that it doesn’t have any smell at all," she added.

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