I love history. I particularly love oddities. There was a time people gathered to gawk at things and people different to them. It was often cruel and incredibly inappropriate by today’s standards. (That’s not to say it still does not happen.) However, the people that worked in sideshows and freak shows were astounding. Stephen Bibrowski, “Lionel the Lion Faced Man”, was said to have spoken five different languages and was incredibly intelligent. These were not just acts, they were multifaceted people. The two headed girl is an image I see in many illustrations. They’re often depicted in a vintage circus or sideshow setting, which I admittedly do find compelling. When I painted them I decided I would like to give them a little break and place them in a modern setting; vibing out and having a good time.
Materials Ink on Paper
This piece comes framed Not pictured.