Face material erodes as its eyes witness the process. The horror of aging involves watching your flesh become what it will. I stared at Bernie Wrightson's illustrations of Frankenstein endlessly when I got a copy of it in the late 80's.
If my soul were an art form, it might be a German woodcut of a Byronic hero.
Detail from Possess Dive / No. 5 / Eroding Face
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