Brendamom (brendamom) wrote,

Weird things I brought on myself

I always cruise Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. You just don't know when you will find something interesting So I bought a $2.99 paper mache' mask. It reminded me of something, but I couldn't remember what. White, with a long bill.
It reminded me of a movie where Tom Cruise went to a strange party.
But as I was reading a Dan Brown novel, I realized it was something else. He mentioned a mask, from a painting by Bosch, white with a long bill. He said it was a mask used during the Bubonic plague for doctors. They did not want to get too close to patients and so wore this mask. This is like the 1400-1500's.
I bought this replica mask, always meaning to turn it into a crow, but unfortunately I told grandson Owen, the story. When his sister put it on to Terrorize him, it had to go.
It sat in the garage for months.
Now I have turned it into a crow. But it is still scary. I made aluminum foil for reflective and a bead for the blank eyes.
I took my first photos of the Halloween display. I am working on it in the dark, with only porch light for lighting.
Do some images retain their scary factor or true meaning long after their time?...intuitively? I wonder about this...
So here is my "crow" in the dark. Maybe a hat would disable him and all his dark images.

Weird crow
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