When we think of art I feel can be safe in saying that we usually do not think of puke, but not for everyone. Controversial performance artist Millie Brown has been making art out of her colored puke and it has raised some eyebrows, as well as interest. Millie Brown had come across watching another cry colored milk and thought how she could create art in a unique, never done before approach. That’s when the idea came to mind that she wanted to “puke the rainbow”. Mille Brown takes special steps in creating her colored puke. Mille starts with making a mixture of soy milk and food coloring to make each color. She then drinks the milk and proceeds to vomit onto her canvas making vibrant, colorful works of art. Millie wanted her art to “come within” to be a part of her, literally. As a Londoner, Mille had been invited to join! WOWOW!, a group of young artist in Berlin who housed together, and gifted with living rent free, are there solely to focus on creating their art. Mille is also known for being the person who has puked on Lady Gaga. Gaga had asked Mille to perform with her at a concert in Texas. Gaga asked Mille if she would vomit on her during her performance on stage. Millie took to the stage and made news for being the girl who puked all over Lady Gaga. During Lady Gaga’s performance Mille vomited twice, first, vomiting a bold color of green on Gaga’s white lengthy dress. And the Second session, vomiting the color black while riding a mechanical bull. The out pour of reactions’ ranged from disgust to tears of joy. There are many who protest Millie’s work in the name of Bulimia and feel her art form directs negativity to such viewers with the disease. Personally it’s hard for me to watch Millie create her work. I would never want to push my body to those lengths, knowing that frequent vomiting can cause many health issues.
Do you feel Millie is causing harm to herself with her technique?
- Do you feel Millie’s work can negatively affect individuals with Bulimia?
- Would you like to own a piece of Millie’s art?