User Tag List

First 34567 Last

Results 41 to 50 of 80

  1. #41
    Temporal Mechanic. Lexicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    JINX
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,746

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by priestessofmars View Post
    I agree, if it was hand-blood people may not be so disgusted by it. I think blood is awesome, symbolically. And menstrual blood is like 20x cooler, symbolically. And art is all about symbols sooo...



    How is it lazy and one dimensional? I think you just cant get over where the blood came from. Did you see the second link? That art was truly beautiful not one dimensional/lazy at all. Maybe you're also just not big on art? Cause menstrual blood art is a very cool idea if you ask me. Its spiritual and original. And who cares if its sanitary? I saw an article about another woman who painted pictures with her blood and she seals all of them with some crap idk what it is, but it makes a barrier so that they're "sanitary." As for the woman who painted the drum, thats for personal use so it doesn't really matter if its sanitary or not, its hers.

    Blood is life, blood connects us to our past and if an animal reproduces then it will carry on into our future. Its an example of how life is bigger than the individual. Woman's blood is a reminder of the female's ability to create life and our gender's specific connection to the creation force/god.
    Modern society would have women believe that our time of the month is a punishment, a time to feel sorry for ourselves instead of rejoicing in what makes us special. I understand what that one woman was saying about helping women to reclaim their cycles. A woman's monthly cycle connects us to the earth and humanity is very disconnected from mother earth right now, if women were to collectively rediscover the significance their cycles we would be one step closer to reconnecting humanity with nature.

    and thats my 2cents.
    How exactly does a natural biological occurence make us special?
    Why do we need to feel special in the first place?
    Special seems to imply more remarkable than something else, in a way.
    Sure, we have the equipment handy to carry our offspring through gestation, but we overlook the fact that the offspring wouldn't be there without the male sex cells. I find this sort of thing tiring, to be honest. *awaits angry lynch mob of mothers* [there are pitchforks in the shed, to your right. No. your other right.]

    I mean, sure, rejoice in all that makes you.. whatever it is you are.. but hopping about, feeling profoundly 'special' about it seems to scream to me a sense of overcompensation for societal stigmas that have been slowly diminishing over time. When we feel this need to validate something that just, IS.. are we not, in some ways, acknowledging/reinforcing the stigma in the first place?

    *shrug* I think people need to learn to let the hell go in order to truly be in touch with life, and our nature, whatever that actually might be. But hey, that's just me. Everyone has their own manner of self expression, and path of enlightenment. Some paths are apparently lined with paintings composed of uterine scraps, blood and mucus. Mine, are not.. and I can't say I feel a loss there.

    I do agree, some of the pictures in the second link look pretty cool, in terms of paint technique. And yeah, ultimately, what it comes down to is that these works mean something to the creators.. and good for them. Personally I find it excessive, but I don't have to like it; it isn't for me. You can apply that to practically any creative endeavor.. certain types of music seems like dissonant noise to some listeners, but its beauty is never lost on its creator, and I'm not sure anything else should matter, then.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

  2. #42
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by priestessofmars View Post
    I agree, if it was hand-blood people may not be so disgusted by it. I think blood is awesome, symbolically. And menstrual blood is like 20x cooler, symbolically. And art is all about symbols sooo...



    How is it lazy and one dimensional? I think you just cant get over where the blood came from. Did you see the second link? That art was truly beautiful not one dimensional/lazy at all. Maybe you're also just not big on art? Cause menstrual blood art is a very cool idea if you ask me. Its spiritual and original. And who cares if its sanitary? I saw an article about another woman who painted pictures with her blood and she seals all of them with some crap idk what it is, but it makes a barrier so that they're "sanitary." As for the woman who painted the drum, thats for personal use so it doesn't really matter if its sanitary or not, its hers.

    Blood is life, blood connects us to our past and if an animal reproduces then it will carry on into our future. Its an example of how life is bigger than the individual. Woman's blood is a reminder of the female's ability to create life and our gender's specific connection to the creation force/god.
    Modern society would have women believe that our time of the month is a punishment, a time to feel sorry for ourselves instead of rejoicing in what makes us special. I understand what that one woman was saying about helping women to reclaim their cycles. A woman's monthly cycle connects us to the earth and humanity is very disconnected from mother earth right now, if women were to collectively rediscover the significance their cycles we would be one step closer to reconnecting humanity with nature.

    and thats my 2cents.
    dude, stop being such a hippy

  3. #43
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    47

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    I frankly believe that if my blood is supposed to be sacred to me, I shall keep it to myself as I munch upon chocolate and tea.

    However, putting my blood into a painting would be like.....

    weird.
    Yeah thats fine too
    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    The first impression I got was: why does it not look like dried blood? Why is it still really red?

    Also, art is subjective. Just because some people dislike the art of menstrual blood does not mean that they don't like art.

    I didn't care much for the PVC pipe hanging from a wire. Doesn't mean I don't care about art.
    For sure, art is subjective and not everyones gonna like the same thing. I guess I just really like paintings made out of blood. hahaha

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    How exactly does a natural biological occurence make us special?
    Natural biological occurences connect us to nature, nature is god, we are extensions of god. Its a spiritual thing and not everyone will feel the same way about it I guess.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Why do we need to feel special in the first place?
    Special seems to imply more remarkable than something else, in a way.
    Sure, we have the equipment handy to carry our offspring through gestation, but we overlook the fact that the offspring wouldn't be there without the male sex cells. I find this sort of thing tiring, to be honest. *awaits angry lynch mob of mothers* [there are pitchforks in the shed, to your right. No. your other right.]
    I wasn't trying to say one gender is better than the other. The male sex is just as sacred as the female, they balance eachother.
    Our society has been dominated by males for a long time, its kind of the way things would go at first but its about time for the sexes to actually start balancing eachother out the way they're supposed to. And women (and men also) rediscovering the significance of their ability to create life and all that thats connected to is a good step towards that. But like I said, I wasn't meaning to put one above the other.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    I mean, sure, rejoice in all that makes you.. whatever it is you are.. but hopping about, feeling profoundly 'special' about it seems to scream to me a sense of overcompensation for societal stigmas that have been slowly diminishing over time. When we feel this need to validate something that just, IS.. are we not validating the stigma in the first place?
    I didn't mean for my use of the word special to make such an impact. I simply mean significant. Menstruation has been made to be something insignificant, a burden. I think it would be helpful, spiritually, for people to rediscover the significance of our ability to create life and how it connects us to nature and god. That doesn't mean we all HAVE to make paintings made out of menstrual blood and semen, but thats a good path too for anyone whos into that kind of thing.

  4. #44
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    47

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    dude, stop being such a hippy
    no. haha.

  5. #45
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by priestessofmars View Post
    no. haha.
    I was actually being serious.

  6. #46
    Senior Member ThatsWhatHeSaid's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5w4
    Posts
    7,233

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    I probably wouldn't be as grossed-out, but I'd still think "WTF?" if someone painted with blood from a cut, no so much "that's cool". Maybe also "they make much better red dyes and paints these days, pal".
    Really? I think it's nifty.

    Secondly, is there anything wrong with being disgusted by some substances more than others? I determine my saliva to be more tolerable than my urine for reasons that I think should be obvious.
    Is it that obvious though? Fresh urine is actually entirely more sterile than saliva which carries bacteria.

    We all carry taboos about genitalia. If a naked man walks around in public, people avert their eye gaze. Words that relate to genitalia and sex are made taboo as well. I'm not saying it shouldn't be the case, I'm just saying it's interesting, and this art points that out. I don't really think that relates to its artistic merits, I just think it's nifty.

  7. #47
    Senior Member Gish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    STUF
    Posts
    891

    Default

    How the flying fuck did this invite so much philosophical discourse?
    Whoops.

  8. #48
    FigerPuppet
    Guest

    Default

    Bunch of prudish philistines in this thread.

    Something's wrong with you if you equal canned shit or blended goldfish with this, which you are doing if you believe these pieces were made to shock. Using blood as paint has given the pieces a look that you couldn't achieve with regular paint. This look is what should be judged, not what materials were used to create it.
    I wouldn't mind having one or two of these pieces hanging in my house.

  9. #49
    Temporal Mechanic. Lexicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    JINX
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,746

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by priestessofmars View Post
    Yeah thats fine too

    For sure, art is subjective and not everyones gonna like the same thing. I guess I just really like paintings made out of blood. hahaha


    Natural biological occurences connect us to nature, nature is god, we are extensions of god. Its a spiritual thing and not everyone will feel the same way about it I guess.

    I wasn't trying to say one gender is better than the other. The male sex is just as sacred as the female, they balance eachother.
    Our society has been dominated by males for a long time, its kind of the way things would go at first but its about time for the sexes to actually start balancing eachother out the way they're supposed to. And women (and men also) rediscovering the significance of their ability to create life and all that thats connected to is a good step towards that. But like I said, I wasn't meaning to put one above the other.

    I didn't mean for my use of the word special to make such an impact. I simply mean significant. Menstruation has been made to be something insignificant, a burden. I think it would be helpful, spiritually, for people to rediscover the significance of our ability to create life and how it connects us to nature and god.
    This was the clarification I was hoping for on your part; just making sure you were aware that not everyone expresses that sense of personal connection to life, however they define it, precisely as you [or these artists] do. If I came off as abrasive at all, it wasn't my intent.. just probing to track your lines of reasoning, in a sense.

    That doesn't mean we all HAVE to make paintings made out of menstrual blood and semen, but thats a good path too for anyone whos into that kind of thing.
    *envisions New Age religious school art projects*
    ''LOOK WHAT I DID TODAY, MOM!''

    ..I'd hang it on my fridge.


    Yeah, whatever works for some people.. like I said.. some don't necessarily need concrete reminders or practices to feel interconnected with the universe as a whole. I rarely see things in black & whte, better or worse.. just different. Many shades of it.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

  10. #50
    Temporal Mechanic. Lexicon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    MBTI
    JINX
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Posts
    5,746

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gish View Post
    How the flying fuck did this invite so much philosophical discourse?
    That was the point of my posting it.. I wanted to see people discuss different sides..

    about blood paint.

    Don't worry. It'll all be over. Sometime.
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

    03/05 19:27:41 Time: You can't make chat morbid. Lex does it naturally.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-27-2009, 12:02 PM
  2. [MBTItm] A Question For The Domiant Type At This Forum?
    By "?" in forum The SP Arthouse (ESFP, ISFP, ESTP, ISTP)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 10:55 AM
  3. Periods in Titles
    By Haight in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 06-02-2007, 09:14 AM
  4. My avatar at the moment
    By rivercrow in forum The Fluff Zone
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-20-2007, 09:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO