Painted in blood

About 40,000 cc of blood left over from the red shirts’ splashing activities at Government House, Abhisit’s residence and the Headquarters of the Democrat Party has been used to paint banners and make artworks.

Juthathip Sangnaphaphen


Democracy Monument

Visa Kanthap ‘Blood of the Phrai (serfs)’

Democracy Monument under claws

Hamer Salwala, Patchanee Khamnak and Piangkham Pradapkwam

No Privy Council

Hamer Salwala’s poem

The Picture of Dorian Prem

Vijak Sornchai, art teacher from Ubon Ratchathani, ‘I made this piece after the 2006 coup. I’ve brought it for today.  The hands are the real prints of villagers; kids, adults and elders.’

Vijak Sornchai, blood-dyed

‘Don’t bully the people’

Poem by Somchai Sangsakhon from Laksi, Bangkok

Poem by Mainung Kor Kunnathi

Poem by Visa Kanthap

Pom Mahakan, Phan Fa Bridge

On 21 March, red-shirt artists and volunteers joined together to make 7 10-meter-long banners, which were hung around Pom Mahakan, the old white fortress at the Phan Fa Bridge.

Mainung Kor Kunnathi, organizer of the activity, said that they would mix the rest of the blood with cement to make replicas of city pillars, to be installed in the four regions of the country.  The blood will also be mixed with other materials to make a statute of Nuamthong Praiwal, a taxi driver who committed suicide to protest the 2006 coup, to be placed at the Si Sao Thewes residence of Privy Council President Gen Prem Tinasulanont, and will be mixed with resin to be cast into ring settings for the red shirts to keep as souvenirs.


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