Phocomelic Child and Prosthetic Limb Apparatus

Jesse Berlin's avatar Jesse Berlin

In this piece, I present a child who many would consider severely compromised by physical deformity, made opulent and luxurious by her prosthetic/orthotic device. Her limbs are operated by a series of hand wheels on the back of her "cabinet." The irony is that the mechanism of her normalization is also her prison as the will of her operator supplants her own agency.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 2
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 7