Portland artist, Sarah Levy, painted a portrait of Donald Trump using her own menstrual blood as medium. She used tampon and paint brush in painting.
Levy titled the portrait “Whatever.” Her goal is to put the portrait to auction and give the money to an organization that funds Mexican migrants in the United States.
The portrait is a scathing criticism of Trump’s two most condemning statements this year. One was during his presidential bid announcement saying, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”
The other is a statement he made against Fox news Megyn Kelly on CNN. “You could see there was blood coming out of her eye. Blood coming out of her wherever,” Trump said at the time.
A poster version of the controversial portrait is also being sold on Etsy. All proceeds will also go to the organization which supports Mexican migrants. “Let’s make America great again–for women, immigrants, working people, and everyone else Trump fears when he’s home alone at night crying beneath the bed sheets,” Levy wrote on Etsy.
Speaking with USA Today, Levy explained that the portrait depicts Trump in mid-sentence, complete with his famous hair. “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,”Levy told USA Today.
In another interview with BuzzFeed, Levy said Trump needs to be called out for his racist and sexist comments. “That he thinks he can bring up the healthy functioning of women’s reproductive systems to insult women’s intelligence is a big problem that I think needs to be called out,” Levy told BuzzFeed News.
— Sarah Levy (@levysarahm) September 13, 2015