Pop culture artist Daniel Edwards, who previously immortalized Britney Spears giving birth and Hillary Clinton‘s bare breasts in statues of their own, has created a new piece of artwork titled String of Babies in honor of the so-called Octomom Nadya Suleman … behold:
It’s the stuff nightmares are made of, not fit for any nursery… But this collectible rubber toy can be yours for the bargain price of your immortal soul. Daniel Edwards, the artist who brought us Suri’s poop, Britney birthing, Paris’ insides and Oprah’s head-with-dogs, has brought his sculptor’s sensibility to Octomom with his latest creation, String of Babies’, holds a baby bottle upright. The bright pink “toy” features octopuslike tentacles sprouting from a replica of Nadya Suleman’s head and cradling eight little identical baby heads and a baby bottle. No word on which of the eight doll-reminiscent heads are supposed to be Noah and Isaiah, the two Suleman infants who on Tuesday were the first of the eight to be released from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Bellflower, Calif. The press release touting the new addition to the creep-out canon deems String of Babies to be in the ironic, in-your-face style of American Gothic—Grant Wood’s much-parodied painting of a pitchfork-wielding farmer and his equally severe-looking wife standing in front of their home. Of course. We’re sure countless cultural histories about String of Babies are forthcoming.
Blah! While the Octomom has become something of a pop cultural phenomenon, I can’t help but think that all of this crazy attention is exactly the sort of thing she relishes. While I don’t necessarily think that she planned on becoming a “celebrity” because of her octuplets (and by that I mean, Nadya Suleman doesn’t strike me as the kind of person to possess intelligent foresight) I absolutely believe that she is prolly loving every minute of all of the attention. Now that she has been immortalized by Daniel Edwards, she joins the ranks of other celebs like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Oprah Winfrey and more as subjects of pop culture who will live forever as art … which, to Suleman, is prolly a very nice perk of giving birth to 8 babies at once.
AND GET THIS … YOU can buy this piece of artwork for a mere $199! What a bargain! Is anyone interested in owning this? Should I buy one?