private, public is about the social restrictions put on the subject of menstruation. There is a culture of secrecy and shame surrounding what is a natural and regular process for half of the world’s population. My goal, with this project, was to challenge that. I would first take sanitary pads, linens, clothes, everything that can typically get stained with mensural blood, and embroider flowers and patterns on them with bright red floss and shiny red beads. The idea was to make it beautiful in a popular, undisputed way. In Armenia, apartment buildings that share a courtyard will have a pole with ropes reaching to all the windows. Those ropes are used to dry laundry. It is a display of very private objects in a very public space. By hanging my work on such a rope, I wanted to change the narrative of what should and should not be displayed/ acknowledged/ talked about.