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Proportions of Joseph Merrick (Recto)

"Proportions of Joseph Merrick (Recto)" is copyright  2000 by James G. Mundie. All rights reserved.  Reproduction prohibited.

pen and ink drawing, 9.5 x 7.25 inches, 2000

I have always been enchanted by those anatomical engravings in which a partially or completely flayed corpse cavorts in the great outdoors. Often, the specimen stands in front of some bucolic scene or large animal.

That particular engraving after Albinus which features a skeleton standing incongruously before a rhinoceros inspired me to depict the remains of the famous Joseph Merrick, known more commonly as "the Elephant Man." The choice of featuring Merrick's remains seemed natural; after all, since Michael "King of Pop" Jackson allegedly tried to purchase them Merrick's bones are now nearly as famous as he was.


[To see more drawings from this series, please visit the Prodigies website at missionCREEP.com]


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