My Monster, My Self

In time for Halloween eight artists depict and describe a monster that embodies their deepest or most irrational fear.

Client: The New York Times

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The editors of The New York Times Sunday Review asked eight artists to draw a monster that embodies their deepest or most irrational fear — a creature that belongs not to the monsters of history but to their private horrors.

Both my parents have had cancer. The possibility of being betrayed by my own genetics, secretly, gradually, is terrifying.

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