I listened to this story courtesy of Lightspeed Magazines’ podcast series. It’s about cosmetic surgery and the main character, an art history educator, compares the visual results to sculpture from the ancient and modern eras of art.
“Cycladic female figurine, canonical type. Head. Early Bronze Age, EC II, 2800-2300 BC. Marble. Find from near Naxian Chora (Naxos Town). Archaeological Museum of Naxos.”
Eileen Lane, by Constantin Brâncuși, 1923
The plus side to listening to the audio adaptation of a story about extreme plastic surgery, I learned how to pronounce Constantin Brâncuși’s name.