When artists talk about period piece, they usually mean work set in a particular era. But when Hawaii-based artist Lani Beloso titled her art series The Period Piece, she was being very literal:
As a long sufferer of dysmenorrhea, the artist often remarked that it was astonishing that she did not bleed to death each month. Curious to the amount of blood that actually came out of her, she set out to sit over a canvas for the entire period. The first piece in the series is that first attempt in which she sat over a canvas for 12 hours. Now, she collects the entire product and then utilizes it within each piece. Each piece reflects the mood, location, feeling and setting of each ones creation.
Previously on Neatorama: Artist Turned Menstruating Lungs Into Art