Artist Used Her Period Blood To Create This Donald Trump Painting
In the event Donald Trump didn't select an image yet for his official campaign poster, Portland, Oregon-based artist Sarah Levy recently crafted a perfect likeness with personal tools.
Levy created her painting, titled “Whatever,” with her own menstrual blood, a tampon and a paintbrush.
"Whatever"Menses on matte boardgoal: sell and donate the money to an immigrants' rights organization(looks better... Posted by Sarah Levy on Saturday, September 12, 2015
The artwork was a response to Trump's statements about one of the moderators from the first debate, Megyn Kelly.
Trump insinuated the nature of Kelly's questions was a result of her period, saying,
You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.
In an editorial for Socialist Worker, Levy admitted she did not believe her artistic concept was groundbreaking because it was an obvious response to Trump's behavior, especially following the #periodsarenotaninsult trend online.
To me, there's more power in it if there's more humor. I think there's a way to use art, especially if it's a little humorous, to begin to deflate Trump's arrogance and give back confidence to all the people who might be a tad terrified at the prospect of a racist doofus like him running the country. The way the painting seems to have hit a nerve with people shows that, I think.
Fans of “Whatever” can purchase a print on Etsy.
In the item's description, Levy wrote,
Trump thinks he can bring up the healthy functioning of women's reproductive systems to insult women's intelligence. Bloody Trump thinks different.
Proceeds from the sale of the painting will go to an immigrant rights organization, a cheeky reply to the Republican billionaire's stance on immigration.
Citations: Who made Donald Trump go red in the face? (SocialistWorker), An Artist Created a Portrait of Donald Trump Using Her Own Menstrual Blood (Cosmopolitan), Donald Trump's 'blood' comment about Megyn Kelly draws outrage (CNN)