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Art Show: 3 Poets: Dickinson, Poe, & cummings

Spirit of a Plague

by Brian William Hastings

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Art: Spirit of a Plague by Artist Brian William Hastings

I saw the current show for this month and with Poe being one of my favorite authors and teachers as far as my own writting goes I decided to try a few stories by him,

In the story Masque of the red death I was amazed at the fact that even though the charecter was portrayed as a human dressed in a morbid garb his very entrance and journey to where the prince sat was accomponied by stares abound from the other costumed members of the ball.

I wanted to portray a more spirit like Red Death... an actual transparent entity of the plague itself. This is the best I could do in a short amount of time and it is not like my usual art by far.

Yet Poe is special to me. If it was not for him I wouldn't be the writer I am now. He was my first literary teacher so to speak and a great deal of my style still resembles him.

I really thought doing something from Poe would be easier than what it was lol. It's tremendously hard to try and make an artwork worthy of any of his body of works.


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