This Painter Drinks Colored Milk then Throws it Up on Blank Canvases
Dear Readers: this is Millie Brown and here she is enjoying a glass of colored milk.
Now, this is where the pleasantries end. If you’re one of those people who get queasy at the mere thought of multicolored regurgitation, please refrain from reading. For everyone else, well, good luck.
Since 2007, the 27-year-old artist has been practicing “Nexus Vomitus.” The eccentric performance involves Brown drinking dyed soy milk and then vomiting it back out onto black canvases as opera singers provide musical accompaniment. Enchanting, isn’t it?
Before each live show, the eccentric performer starves herself for two days so that the milk doesn’t mix with anything else. “That way the only liquid that comes up is beautiful and of pure colour,” Brown told Daily Mail. The glasses of milk are then swallowed at timed intervals, in order to achieve the “pure” vomit color.
According to DailyMail, Brown’s controversial work has received positive recognition from critics likening her to Jackson Pollock, who gained fame and notoriety for his drip paintings. The proud vegan’s work has also been featured in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! and gained the attention of Lady Gaga, who featured the artist in a music video.
Below, Millie Brown’s feature with Lady Gaga and a solo performance.
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