Drypoint on Prepared Steinbach Malmedy Paper
Conjoined is part of a series of self-portraits, which focuses on vulnerability of the “abnormal” due to a majority of society being trapped in the socially constructed ideals of “normality”, which they blindly adopt. In the Theatre of the Absurd, the endless flaw picking of parents in general on their young is ridiculous as perfection is unattainable and impossible.
The twins silently cry out to you, Mom, Dad. How though it must be for them to share a single heart. Would you ignore these innocent cries and shirk from responsibility because you refuse admittance to conceiving ‘freaks’? Or would you sacrifice one for another, knowing that the risks of having one of them survive is just 0.09%?
They struggle and whisper, but you can’t hear a thing.
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