Natalie Waldburger

Natalie Waldburger The Only One Here Encaustic in panel 40 x 40” 2011

Series: Folie à Deux:  “A condition in which two closely related persons, usually in the same family, share the same delusion.” 

Implicit in the condition of Folie à deux is the twin and a doubling of singular delusions.  In this work the condition is inverted: the madness of the single person, creates an illusion of twins.  The folly thus lies in the delusion shared with these phantom siblings.  These tightropes are crossed with some trepidation as they call into question a singular self-identity but they also muse on the nature of madness and companionship

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