I found this sketch during the recent move. It was used for a small oil painting that I have since sold. My fascination with gas masks goes all the way back to when I saw the video
"Radio Ga Ga" by Queen. I was only 5 but it made a big impression on me. It was futuristic and strange- and yet strangely familiar due to the fact that outside of my seventh- story-window I could always see the center of Warsaw. With the Palace of Culture ( with all it's totalitarian might) luming over the city. The whole city was dark and moody very Metropolis. The city has changed a lot since then , for the better.
Personally, I still belong to the old one.