Wednesday, 23 March 2011

William Snow

An unfinished piece of a character I'm considering for a book  project titled "The Resurrectionists" dealing with the history of early modern medicine and the men who dissected bodies in order to learn how humans ticked, and hopefully cure disease.  It was a very morally ambiguous time in Georgian London and Edinburgh.  Body snatching was common and murder to supply anatomy schools was by no means unheard of.  Few anatomists asked questions of their suppliers, as the only legal source of bodies was a meagre trickle of hanged criminals.  Snow is one of them.

William Snow - Pen and Ink

Detail - William Snow - Pen and ink

I'm pretty sure his clothes aren't entirely historically accurate -- am still deciding how persnickity I'm going to be about such things.  Anyway, hope you all enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. Incredible work, I really like the sculptures!

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  2. I find your working amazing. I love the fact that you can transcend different mediums and still rock out stunning pieces of work.

    If you like reading, you should try a book by James McGee Resurrectionist. It's full of fantastic characters and the story is set in victorian London and revolves around grave digging and body snatching!
    (it may be helpful for ideas)

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  3. Fantastic works !
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
    Regards

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  4. Very nice job. Love that old print look! congrats

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  5. Hi Laurel,
    I can't lie, i did not know your work until now
    but after seeing it and your interview at idrawgirls i'm enjoying it.
    Thanks for sharing some knowledge. ;)

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  6. Hot stuff all around. I had such an enjoyable time visiting your blog.

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  7. u are a beast 'Tully' found you from CGHUB. big fan of your sculptures & digi-paints! :)

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