My children were angels; however, I've often heard parents lament the so-called "terrible twos," a span of time when children--supposedly--are hard-to-handle. I'm sure psychologists, child therapists, and the like have compiled plenty of "expert analysis" to explain away this phenomenon, but I've got an explanation of my own. THEY'RE LITTLE MONSTERS!
This is my twisted take on the "terrible twos," which because the tots must undoubtedly be infected with some sort of blood-borne monster virus, I'm calling THE TOXIC TWOS.
The side-by-side panel (below) is the original (don't be fooled by the little girl's sweet visage!) and my manipulated version. By the way, her replacement head is a print of one of Ernst Haeckel's illustrations (Tafel 67--Vampyrus).
Including the topper (which features an old hatchet head and some old square nails), the dimensions of this piece are 13.5 X 8 X 2.5".
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.