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Victoria's Secret by Suilenroc Victoria's Secret by Suilenroc
Empress's Gone,
Empire's Remembered,
Statues Raised in Hate.


Based on a photo showing detail from the base of a somewhat strangely baroqued statue to Queen Victoria in Newcastle.

May 2008.
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Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Does the title have anything to do with Sonata Arctica? ...Anyway, this is to me evocative of a corpse cast in stone. Yet it might also be a sleeping cherub, an angel of love forever shackled in stone... Who knows? But I like this last idea.

Guess what? I even find some kind of "industrial" sci-fi feeling in this. I think it's because I link it to a pretty similar picture painted by Giger (on which the face is replaced by a skull). Though I assume this has nothing to do with it.

I'd be curious to check out the originial photogrpah, if you've got it somewhere in your files (perhaps you could post it among your scraps?).
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
We'd not heard of that band so no. The title relates to this being a close up snap showing the decorative base of statue of Queen Victoria in Newcastle (1903) so a bit before Giger. We've posted links in other comments to show the statue in all it's hideousness. If you still want the snap after that We'll dig it out.
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Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
K, I found the link. That statue is bloody hideous indeed! You've got some weird decorative stuff, in England! And "decorative" is a most inappropriate adjective to describe it... I understand how that can be inspiring.

Definitely nothing to do with Giger, then. Nor with Sonata Arctica (and it's best : that "power" band is far too cheesy).
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13PaVel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Great!
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Thanks! :)
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
groovy
almost giger esque
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Very groovy - and We thought it looked giger-esque too - but the bronze statue was created in 1903 - a bit before Giger took up his airbrush. :)

Here's the whole statue [link] - We just focused in on the children's faces as the base.
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Dr-Twistid Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
cools. childrens faces are creepy
and yeah id say maybe giger got inspiration from these chaps then :D
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Suilenroc Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
Possibly - but unlikely! :nod:
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firstmatecheshire Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
wowza.
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