Frank To is a Scottish artist whose normally works in painting.
However one of his projects in 2011 was looking at the plague doctors and part of his work was him dressed as a plague docotor heading from Glasgow to Edinburgh to his own exhibition.
The reason that I am looking at this work today is that for y next project I am looking for some sort of purpose of going on site with my work, and I think Frank To’s purpose here is very interesting. The plague doctors have almost become a forgotten part of out history even though they played a big part and do have interesting lores surrounding them.
And so how better to remind the public of them than to go out dressed as a plague doctor.
I think that this is a very innovative way to both increase notoriety for his exhibition, and also highlight the importance of his work and that piece of Scottish history.
NB – all photographs here have been taken from these sites in which the artist is featured:
I do not own any of the pictures on this post. Full credit given to the artist.
See you next time 🙂