*this is not a lesbian orgy
“Here they are, in them bears reference to my accursed origin, the whole detail of that series of disgusting circumstances which produced it, the minutest description of my odious and loathsome person is given. I sickened as I read. Hateful day when I received life! Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even YOU turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image but my form is a filthy type of yours more horrid even from the very resemblance. Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him but I am solitary and abhorred.”
-Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Frankenstein’s Discarded Limbs *this is not a lesbian orgy is a 2018 University book project. The title emerged from a stream of consciousness I wrote when beginning the project and trying to describe the ideas I were considering.
Frankenstein’s Discarded Limbs is a project about female body image and self-esteem. In the above quote from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, I found similarities in the way in which Frankenstein’s Monster sees itself and compares itself to man and women’s self-perception. I am writing Frankenstein’s Monster as “it” and not “he”, as with the inclusion of the quote, I was trying to spin the perceived gender of the narrator.
Photocollage made digitally in Adobe Photoshop. No limbs have been recycled for more than one image.