Twenty two illustrations by Walter Draesner from “Ein Totentanz” 1922. Laser cut onto black acrylic.
Some of my favorites:
The ship is rolling on an ocean wave and getting ripped apart by Death. Death has a pipe in his mouth.
Bridge span is out and the train is steaming toward the gap. There is a tiny silhouette of a person in the engine and more in the passenger car that follows it. Death lurks gleefully beneath the span. He seems to have a smile on his face.
Its an explosion in a mine. You can see the debris radiating around Death’s hand. Two surprised miners attempt to shield themselves from the blast. What’s really great about this one is that the background is black and only the explosion illuminates the scene.
Death uses his finger to control the wind. The biplane careens out of control. The wind is represented as twisted lines which really gives it a great look.
Death wins the dual! His opponent jerks his head back as he begins to fall backwards.