‘Whatever’ painting of Donald Trump(Photo: Sarah Levy)
PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland artist’s unusual painting is making national headlines.
It’s not just because of who it portrays. It’s also because of the medium.
The painting is a portrait of the current leader of the Republican presidential primary race, Donald Trump – painted with menstrual blood.
Artist Sarah Levy titled the portrait “Whatever.” It depicts Trump mid-sentence with one eye completely blotted out by red and his infamous hair windswept with streaks of dark blood.
“I heard the comments he made to Megyn Kelly and I was outraged that he was basically using women’s periods not just to avoid a political question but also to insult her and all women’s intelligence,” she said.
Following the Republican presidential debate on Fox News, Trump said of moderator Kelly: “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
Women react to Donald Trump’s comment about Megyn Kelly
Trump on Megyn Kelly: She had ‘blood coming out of her wherever’
Levy said painting with her period blood, which she collected with her Diva Cup, was actually very easy.
“I could basically use it like watercolors with a paintbrush,” she said. “I definitely recommend painting with your menstrual blood.”
She plans to auction “Whatever” off online and donate the proceeds to immigrants in the U.S.
After that, she’s considering other paintings with menstrual blood.
“I’m thinking of painting more portraits of Republican candidates or doing a ‘Blood on their Hands/Face series of people who are slightly evil,” she said.
Levy plans to post a link to the online auction later this week on her website.
Read or Share this story: http://usat.ly/1Fe0Fpb
This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it on someone else’s site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.Read More