blood-stained sanitary napkins as an artpiece? January 22, 2007Posted by rj juarez in commissions.
as always, everything in our projects starts out in a joke. we jokingly tell hard to please people about this possibility with conviction (as if we are not really joking!hehehe). when they finally believe on it we suddenly ask ourselves, “are we really joking?”. look at the photo below.
the photo shows a regular sanitary napkin tumbling around city streets. i haven’t actually smelled one since women try to dispose of it as discretely as possible. i’m thinking of drying this first with the help of our environment beareau here and then cutting the pieces off and placing it on the center of a cube fiberglass mould. a clear mixture will air-seal it and voila its not smelly anymore. i’ll then start stacking and designing it.
that’s the technical and artistic part! but will these create social drama? i hope so (just enough to create a stir) but not too much that i will be rallied on by women’s group advocates. as to your opinion, is this too much?
in a business sense, i project that this will serve its purpose. having media mileage for free even if no one buys these. i just hope that it will be taken positively on its environmental context.