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Estranged Deaths

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    1. The act of crawling into enclosed solitude to contemplate the human condition
    2. Carrying an emotional burden for so long that it takes a form within you.

    I wanted to remove all sensationalism of the articles and create quiet pieces
    that were almost emotionally detached.
     
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    A 31-year-old Welsh-born mathematician involved in code-breaking work, was found dead on Aug. 23, 2010, by police officers who entered his London apartment. His naked body was curled in a fetal position inside a sports bag in an otherwise empty bathtub. In a twist worthy of a spy movie, the bag was padlocked, but the keys to the lock were inside the bag, beneath the decomposing body.
     
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    A 75-year-old Moroccan woman, gave birth to a ‘stone baby’, 46 years after it was conceived.
    In Moroccan culture, there is a myth of “The Sleeping Child” that believes a baby may lay dormant in the mother’s womb by black or white magic and eventually is born after the term of a normal pregnancy.
     
    Over 46 years, the fetus calcified into a solid mass.
    It was, essentially, a stone-baby.
     
     
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    Cairne - a pile of stones that is used as a boundary marker, a memorial, or a burial site.
     
     
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    Lithopedion has been selected fot the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship 2014. It will be on display in NewYork in the month of May.
     
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