For a few formative years, in childhood, a good friend and I were often described by his grandmother as “Joined at the Hip”. We shared our hours, days and lives. It was an apt description for two preadolescent boys, paired by circumstance who discovered, tested, teased and taught, each other, about being boys and life growing up in a small Kansas town. The phrase, Joined at the Hip, generally refers to the condition of conjoined twins (commonly called Siamese twins), although in reality conjoined twins are rarely joined at the hip. My sculpture, Joined at the Hip, is an assemblage of antique Quebecer gut seat chairs, Wood, and Acrylic paint on Linen. 37 1/2 x 44 x 24 in. Photos by Charles Backus.