Okay, so this Plague Doctor concept I mentioned in my previous post has grabbed my interest. If you're interested, Google it and read up about this Middle Ages phenomenon. Anyway, I made a change in my plan. The pic of the three cherubic kids is out for a few reasons: their faces are too small, their shoulders kind of disappear in the pic, and three bird skulls would be too disjointed (in my view).
That said, I'm switching to this guy (pic below) to serve as the piece's Plague Doctor. It's a larger image, and one face--instead of three--should convey a more stark image.
By the way, this kind of design/theme change happens to me all the time. I start out with an idea (in this case "The Birds and the Bees") only to have it change with the introduction of some other bit of info. The overall theme is still there--humanity's arrogance and destruction of nature--but the plague doctor concept is a new twist. Although it's kind of an interesting connection; we're the PLAGUE, which manifests itself in, among other things, bees dying off in astonishing numbers.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.