An ode to Schlitzie, immortalized in a small bust.
Schlitzie was an American sideshow performer. He was born with microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder that gave him, among other things, unusually small brain and skull, small stature and severe intellectual disability.
He also starred in a few films, and is best known for his role in Tod Browning's 1932 film Freaks. One of my favorites from which I draw a lot of inspiration.
Unique, handmade piece.
Ceramic on wooden foot.
7,5x13x12 cm. (3x5x4.7 inch)