My own doesn't gross me out at all, I wouldn't mind painting with it if I saw a point to it (real paints work much better and the symbolism is lame to me).
But other people's, gross. I don't care if they do it, but I don't think it's art on its own (perhaps if it was a cool picture, but even then) and I don't want to see it in person. I'm not a big fan of "shock" art, even if this isn't really very shocking.
I pretty much feel the same way....
It doesn't gross me out so much as not impress me as a way to express whatever they're trying to express. It just seems a shock tactic for attention.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure
I think it's very unhygienic unless you are boiling your period blood in a pot that is strictly used for period blood BEFORE using it on specific paintbrushes. Please don't put that with your cooking pots. Also, do not make period blood incense out of it when it boils and steams around your kitchen. WARNING: it could stain the ceiling directly above the stove.
what if you wanted to put a woman on a crime scene? Go up and take a swap of her period blood off of a painting and place her DNA there. Yes, so easy. I hope none of you take my ideas. :sad:
It's not for shock value. It's symbolic, and if you feel symbolism is bologna than that's fine... but it's not some artist trying to shock other people. That's like saying you think showing a picture of Jesus with his hands nailed to the cross is purely some artist trying to get attention via shock value.
Some people find great symbolism in things like that, there's whole religions that center much of a woman's spiritual energy on things like that.
It's not sanitary, so I wouldn't do it. but I don't care if others do. I appreciate the artwork.
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