Artist Timi Pali wanted to make an image which represents the importance and fragility of motherhood so she meticulously collected the blood from her menstrual cycle for four months to do a painting.
She used tampons to collect her blood and her fingers to paint the matter onto four individual canvases which were eventually placed together.
Explaining the art to Mirror magazine, she said:
The focus is not on the blood, but the work has its message because of the menstrual flow. One drop of experiment and I realise the beauty of the pain, the value of the period, fertilising my whole being.
The periodic elimination of my ovum with my menstrual flow inspired me to give birth to something which has a biological end, and to create the start of the end.
See the painting below: