A oil painting based on the “Mule Faced Woman” . The Mule Faced Woman or Grace McDaniels was a sideshow attraction born in 1880s and preformed up to 1930s. she had Sturge-Weber syndrome and her face was rather misshapen.
this painting was finished as part of a project in my advance concepts class at collage. In this class we had to finish 8 paintings in a semester and all had to have the same relative theme. My theme was human oddities,sideshows,freak shows and this was one of my best paintings of that theme. It reminds me a bit of Van Gogh and Frances Bacon.