Blood Portrait of Niki. This is painted in her blood and black and white acrylic.
It’s safe, I went to phlebotomy school to be able to do these portraits!
remember guys, watch what you are doing when chopping vegetables and definitely dont try and incorporate it into a dance .. true story
Forgive the camera phone shot. This blood painting was completed yesterday. I took a clean brush and used water to make pools on the paper. When the pools were in place, barely visible, I injected them with fresh blood straight from the brush. Then I let them dry into this gas mask looking stencil. (11x14. Ryan Maloney)
In 2010 I changed my full name to Alexis Komarov Voltaire. I replaced my first name with my middle and gave myself a new middle and last name.
This quote was said by Voltaire and it fully encompasses one of the main reasons I decided to change my name. Family is just betrayal with justifications.
I paint in blood because it means something. I changed my name because I mean something. (avkomarov.tumblr.com)
“To my goal I will go—on my way; over those who hesitate and lag behind I shall leap. Thus let my going be their going under.” - Friedrich Nietzsche
Collecting for a painting.