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October 15, 2010
1630 -front side by ~Legiongp A fascinating rendition of a plague doctor, Legiongp's depiction is both contemporary and timeless in presentation. Utterly captivating.
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Suggested by Quaisor
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1630 -front side

17inches x 28inches
welded steel

In 1630 the Bubonic Plague crept through Venice on the backs of flea carrying rats. To combat this the clergy and doctors of the time wore thick black frock coats treated to be water resistant. They wore leather masks in the shape of crows heads stuffed with dried flowers and herbs. They carried walking sticks to use as batons for moving patients and family members without touching them. They believed that the evil smells were the cause of the illness, and did all they could to ward it away. This is my interpretation of a Plague Doctor, though I was powerfully inspired by the amazing art of Asya Yordanova aka My Name Is Swan, in style and abstraction. This ones for you!
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540x960px 545.44 KB
Shutter Speed
1/93 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 10, 2010, 2:21:30 PM
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nightmarefoxy999's avatar

this is outstanding i love this a lot amazing job

dugbud62's avatar
Totally cool L. When I saw this I had thoughts medieval. Awesome capture. Have books of period illustrations showing this very outfit style. You must burn some Kilowatt hr.s VVVery impressed.
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Much welcome sir. My old man delivered welding supplies. So I've more or less grew up with a strong affinity towards hot metal. Only Welder I have at present is an old Miller 300. Gets it done,everybody calls me primitive pete for using stick. Beats brazing everything.Peace
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Glad you like him : )
Wolfynsong's avatar
Reminds me a great deal of Philip Jackson's work.
Lyraenos's avatar
Amazing Piece! :)
Too cool. Great piece.
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good one
really nice to see other welders
check my page also
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its nice to see other welders who don't just make stuff that looks like a drunk fabricator just discovered primary colors.
nice work
bashful's avatar
this is great! really beautiful work! :love:
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glad you like it : )
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Thank you very much.
congealedmeat's avatar
Very cool and original!
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I'm glad you like him.
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kind of looks like something from a Tim Burton movie! :D
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I can surely see that. Thank you!
ChrisFusco's avatar
Simply stunning.
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Thanks, He's one of my favorites :)
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