Eyes as Big as Plates series by Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
this is really wonderful
I came upon twin fawns in the display case of a mom and pop toy and science store in Kansas city, Missouri. It took me two years to win the trust of the shop owner and save the money to buy them. A taxidermist spotted a dead deer by the side of the road. He stopped to properly dispose of the body and realized she was pregnant. He opened her and found near full-term twin fawns, he removed and preserved them.
“After not seeing them for a year I could tell that Erna and Hrefna’s height had increased, but in their faces I could see innocent smiles. They told me news of a 90 year old set of twins passing away the same week. ‘That’s weird,’ they said, smiling at me. I still don’t know why they are so beautiful and powerful to me. Their relationship talks to me about this world, about light and shadow, about you and me, how your partner reflects you and you are not who you are without your partner.” — Ariko Inaoka