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The imagery of the plague doctor, reflects that of the bird, whilst historically they were the ones who

                                                                                                                               counted how many people died of the plague; a census of death.

                                                                                                                                                   A tall shepherd stands, his wing dragging along the ground.
                                                                                                                                                     Below his feet, his flock of mismatched mayhem reside

                                                                                                                               These creatures have aspects of their humanity left; however, their circumstances have morphed
                                                                                                                               them to become something else.  The central large figure’s body is made up of geometric metal,

                                                                                                                               speaking to the futuristic imagining of this creature. The nestlings’ bodies are made of concrete and

                                                                                                                               recycled rubber; this is the industrial nature of present humanity. This work is a whimsical noir take
                                                                                    Copper engraving of Doctor                 on a future where we are so afraid and so far beyond normality, that we do anything to survive.
                                                                                    Schnabel (i.e., Dr. Beak) circa 1656
                                                                                                        Paul Fürst

                                                                                                                                                     Walking across a wasteland, the shepherd and his flock

                                                                                                                                                       adorn their bodies with remnants of a previous age,

                                                                                                                                       stitching to themselves everything they find in order to weather the passing of time

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