I don't know who this artist was but I liked her final result better than DeMeng's. I like DeMeng's stuff but I'm not a worshipper. I like Halloween/creepy stuff like this as a rule, and I thought she did a great job with the painting on the face.
Some mornings I wake up from this dream about a friend I haven't seen in 20-odd years, and my chest feels hollowed out with longing for him, for that connection. It feels deliciously right and disappointingly sad at the same time. It's a mystery.