herbarij herbárij  -a m (á) s podatki opremljena zbirka stisnjenih in posušenih rastlin za študijske namene: vložiti cvetlico v herbarij; šolska botanična zbirka ima bogat herbarij [1]
“Herbarium is a collection of dried plants or parts of plants that are glued to a sheet of paper. Every plant in the herbarium must be marked with the name of the plant, the record, who collected it, and when and where it was collected.” [2]
“The shedding of your uterine lining (your endometrium) will typically have a varying flow volume that gradually, or suddenly, increases. Menstrual bleeding also varies in duration, color (from old or new blood), and texture. Period blood texture varies as a result of shedding endometrial tissue that can come out as blood clots.
Period blood clots are a common feature of menstrual blood — they can appear like clumps, chunks, and/or a jelly-like consistency and can vary in size and number.
An average period sheds about 2 to 3 tablespoons (35 to 40 milliliters) of blood and tissue. Noticing clots or clumps, especially on the heaviest days, is normal.” [3]
Artwork Herbarium is not dramatic, it’s intimate, maybe even too innocent. In an intimate way, it reminds the viewer of unreasonable social fear, even a reluctance to the image of menstrual blood.
[1] SSKJ ZRC SAZU, Herbarij, (Date of access: 16. January 2018) [2] Jasna Milinković, Herbarij: Izdelajte si knjigo rastlin (Date of access: 16. January 2018) [3] Claire McWeeney, Blood clots during your period: What are they? (Date of access: 16. January 2018)

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