Art in the Eye of the Beholder
Leandro Granato, 27, said he discovered, as a kid in Argentina, that liquids sucked up through his nose could then be squirted out of his eye — and an art career was born. News sites reported in October that Granato's "eye paintings" of ink colors, splattered out as tears on canvas in various motifs (from up to one-and-a-half pints of ink each), are offered for sale at a top-end price of $2,400 each. Huffington Post's story reminded readers that Chilean artist Carina Ubeda also uses her body functions as a medium — specifically, her menstrual blood, which she employed in the form of 90 used sanitary napkins arranged in a hoop featuring an apple, symbolizing ovulation. Her June show ran in Quillota, Chile.