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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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