© Karin Merx | Caliz Studios

This is a double portrait with a very special twist. The woman who commissioned me told me her story. While sketching her, I suddenly received an idea out of nowhere to make it a double portrait. I did not understand why, however, I listened to my intuition and did it anyway. Why I had to became clear after she saw the work. I apparently gave her twin brother a face. He passed soon after his birth. There was no face of him, not even a photo. The reactions of her and her parents where heartfelt. It was very emotional for them, I not only gave their brother and son a face, but I gave them their brother and son back as well.