Mertle Corbin's Marvelous Infliction
Medium:Graphite on Paper
Note: .a= 15.25"h x 12.5"w.b= 9.5"h x 11.25"wMat = 27"h x 17"w
Two-window mat. The top window has a drawing of a girl with four legs, sitting in a bench. The bottom window contains a a handwritten poem and a drawing of a pair of shoes beneath it. Top image is signed and dated by the artist.
"Our cultural history is full of elements that teeter on the edge of being macabre and absurd. Those people involved are usually the ones that have been marginalized by societal standards. By not fitting in their place and time these individuals are victimized by mankindâ€™s need to categorize and explain things that fall outside the box. The uniqueness that separates them contrasts the mundane reminding me that the world will never perfectly conform. I take comfort in that. The bizarre inspires me."