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Mature  |  Published: March 24, 2007
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I present to you the infamous serial Killer from my great state of Wisconsin, the Butcher of Plainfield...

Ed Gein.

From Wiki:

"Searching the house, authorities found

* severed heads acting as bedposts in the bedroom;
* skin used to make lampshades and upholster chair seats;
* skulls made into soup bowls;
* a human heart (it is disputed where the heart was found; the deputies' reports all claim that the heart was in a saucepan on the stove, with some crime scene photographers claiming it was in a paper bag);
* a face mask made out of real facial skin found in a paper bag;
* a necklace of human lips;
* a waistcoat (which he called a "mammary vest") made up of a vagina and breasts stitched together;
* other items fashioned from the parts of human bodies, including a belt made from nipples."

Given the nature of his life, I censored the female nudity of his woman suit to symbolize the fanatical morals imposed upon him by his strict Christian mother, and tried to pose him in a way that a young boy would stand in shame.

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priestessmikokikyoHobbyist Artist
He was NOT serial killer! he only killed two people! he is a "Psycho" killer" he was a tragic lost soul in need of his mother! Augusta was his "whole world and one True Love". He was a scared child who needed his mother. His story is just so sad!
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curtis-macdonaldProfessional Traditional Artist
Wow, great piece, scary subject though. He was sooooooo crazy.
Really impressive, excellent composition. The subject and the form you give to it are in complete cohesion.
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i am thoroughly impressed, this is probably the best piece you have so far my good sir, it disturbed and intrigued me, a potent combination, this is amazing, if the inspiration should ever come up again, i'd like to see your rendition of Jack the Ripper, my favorite, and the Blackout Killer
Roslith-Vrutalian's avatar
I love the expressivity O.O
mhm98's avatar
I LOVE IT!! So dark and grotesque, it can ONLY be a fave!...
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DeathLee28Student Traditional Artist


It looks so cool but just to make a suit? Wow talk about sad...
buriedinadream's avatar
the tone is what sells this. its awesome.
MANips's avatar
Love your creation...I think it captures this disturbed, tormented, and misunderstood man perfectly. This case just shows how parents can really screw their kid's up with their beliefs... Let the kids develop naturally without forcing YOUR beliefs onto them. They learn from their own mistakes...
JUA's avatar
I have to say this is without a doubt one of the strongest pieces I have seen.
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wchildProfessional Photographer
Totally fantastic! :wow:
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fudaryliProfessional General Artist
hi, your great art has been featured here [link]
lovedragons's avatar
His expression is perfect, in my opinion. Ed Gein really gives off a young boy vibe -- almost enough to make you think that he didn't commit the murders out of malice.

But really, I wonder how his mind worked.
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HasawaProfessional General Artist
great painting,
say hello to our lil' butcher
go on create , i favs your paint
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Mow-Your-Damn-LawnStudent Artist
Really well done. I love the way you positioned him and the way in which you censured him in the way his mother censured his life. I'm amazed yet again.
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bedpan3Professional Traditional Artist
too bad eddie wasn't privy to "" or "stitch n' bitch" :)
nice work!
RusholmRuffian's avatar
This is brilliant, very powerful and thought provoking.

I've always been interested in serial killers, from an early age i read in awe about the crimes they committed and Ed was a guy i felt sorry for, he wasn't evil. He was lonely and naive and i personally think he was molded into the killer he became.

You've did him justice in this piece, definitely going into my favourites, there's just something about it that makes me want to look again and again. Well done.
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daddy-likes-men11Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This makes me so happy. Ed Gein is so interesting :) and i love how you presented him in this picture. It makes so much sence.
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revrendwilliamProfessional Photographer
hence, chainsaw massacre,psycho, silence of the lambs were born from his profile as well as albert fish
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excellent fractured censorship.
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