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Category Archives: Menstruation in Art
What is menstrual fluid? Only about half of menstrual fluid is blood (the rest is cervical mucus, vaginal secretions and endometrial tissue). The blood contains sodium, calcium, phosphate, iron, and chloride. The vaginal fluids contain water, common electrolytes, organ moieties, and at least … Continue reading
Below-right is a copy of the Diagram of Menstruation on Wikipedia’s “Menstruation” page. This is the closest Wikipedia gets to portraying “menstrual blood”. For some reason the blood is in the diagram is pink (not red). Wikipedia states that “menstrual … Continue reading
Below is a menstrual art video from the Beauty in Blood project by artists Jen Lewis and Rob Lewis. I love the dynamic energy of the video, and the ‘blobby’ bits at 5.00 in particular make me smile. Jen writes, “When the time comes, Rob … Continue reading
My second lot of menstrual paintings. In my mind there is something very organ-like (“blood-and-gutsy”) about menstrual blood. I know that menstruation is a natural and necessary event, but when I paint with the blood I still feel ever-so-slightly icky, … Continue reading
Here’s a video of Vanessa Tiegs “Menstrala” paintings (they’re pretty amazing – no one can say they aren’t beautiful!):
I’d heard of some menstrual cup users painting with their menstrual fluid/blood, so I wanted to have a go too. Below are a few menstrual blood paintings that I did this month. I was surprised by how non-gross it actually was to make these … Continue reading
Lani Beloso is a painter/photographer, as well as a long-term sufferer of very painful and heavy periods. She recently created “The Period Piece”, an art expedition showcasing 13 canvases each covered with her own menstrual blood, representing a year’s worth … Continue reading