Akris, S/S 2012
I need this to be mine.
Joseph Merrick died in 1890, but he was better known as The Elephant Man because he had a rare condition that gradually disfigured his bones and skin. His head eventually became so heavy that he had to sleep sitting up, but when his body was found he was lying on a bed and the official cause of death was asphyxia from the weight of his head. Joseph Merrick never got to sleep in a bed with another person his entire adult life, so I made this body pillow to mimic the experience of cuddling him since that’s something he never got to do.
Thanks to Matt Corey, Loren Edrich, and Jess Marvin for helping me out with this project.
The background music is “Cryin’” by The Les Paul Trio, free download here.
More information about the project and the knitting machine at: andrewsalomone.com
Stress marks, 1999, by Elinor Carucci.
Aww, there’s a girl proposing to a guy in the bathroom!