The half fish and human baby has been caught with a fishing hook with a messy tangle of fishing line. The fish has tears showing emotions unseen in fish. Adult hands surrounding the baby represents control of the fate of the victim. This is parallel to the experience of many Deaf babies who may encounter a challenging life ahead with Audism or Ableism ( societal oppression, eugenics and inequality).
Oil on canvas
A naked half fish and half human standing precariously on a large adult hand palm surrounded with protruding hands at the edges of the painting. There is a lake in the background with a sunset. A hook is caught in the fish's mouth and a tangled up fishing line above. The fish is shedding one tear. A lower right adult hand is signing HOOK.
Susan Dupor, “Surrender,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed June 25, 2022, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/633.