Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects commonly are called “orofacial clefts”.
People with this condition are obviously far from what we consider beautiful in our society because it’s generally considered as a deformity. However, I choose to create a new story, totally different from the norm. Enjoy this drastic change in form of a portrait.
Title: Beauty of the cleft.
Portrait of a cleft-lipped beauty.
Ink and acrylic on 220g paper
Artwork by Ofobuike.