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I Paint Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Of Strange Antiques That Never Existed
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I Paint Hyperrealistic Oil Paintings Of Strange Antiques That Never Existed

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Alternative Artifacts is my latest series of hyperreal oil paintings which feature strange antiques that never existed. The bizarre objects stretch and bend the truth about our past in order to bring a focus on the deceptions going on in our world today.

The old and worn out objects have a surreal quality that are meticulously painted which causes the viewer to question the authenticity of what they are seeing. The antiques appear to be absurd but they are presented with such precise detail that their stories can almost be believed. This blurring of lines between what is real and what is not, reflects our present day where governments gaslight their own people, propaganda outlets pose as news organizations and social media networks spread conspiracy theories. These are the objects that never happened from a past that only exists in the Post Truth era.

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Track Skate

Self Contained Underwater Deejay Apparatus

Antique Camera Phone

Wind Powered Bike

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Red Tattoo Drill

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Hand Crank Trumpet

The Hadron Typewriter

Corkscrew Syringe

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Boombox Radio Telescope

Nile Tooth Wrench

The Hadron Typewriter from beginning to end

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Heather Vance
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that these are paintings blow my mind! I can't believe how realistic they look. I am blown away. Also side note... the needle that's a drill? my nightmares now have a new topic.... thanks.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thanks :) I dont think it would be very functional but if it did work it would be a nightmare

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Tony Moon
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful and amazing work. Simply a great mind that can combine such items... Your Hadron typewriter bothers me in the implications of writing in elementary particle physics.... Not that I am complaining mind you but wouldn't the keys be the three realms of particles with each set of particles represented in those realms (low, medium and high energy)? Just a thought, observation and complete geek out.

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you, my thought was that when you press a key and it enters the center of the typewriter, it approaches the speed of light, after that, I have no idea, lol. It was actually the first one I did in the series and it is about how something like the Hadron Collider is only possible because of the centuries of scientists who wrote down their discoveries and passed them down.

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stellermatt
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how long do these take to paint? please tell me months not hours...

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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they are oil paintings so there is a lot of drying time in between layers but if you take that out of consideration they are anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks of work

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Heather Vance
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fact that these are paintings blow my mind! I can't believe how realistic they look. I am blown away. Also side note... the needle that's a drill? my nightmares now have a new topic.... thanks.

jeffbartelsart avatar
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

thanks :) I dont think it would be very functional but if it did work it would be a nightmare

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Tony Moon
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wonderful and amazing work. Simply a great mind that can combine such items... Your Hadron typewriter bothers me in the implications of writing in elementary particle physics.... Not that I am complaining mind you but wouldn't the keys be the three realms of particles with each set of particles represented in those realms (low, medium and high energy)? Just a thought, observation and complete geek out.

jeffbartelsart avatar
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you, my thought was that when you press a key and it enters the center of the typewriter, it approaches the speed of light, after that, I have no idea, lol. It was actually the first one I did in the series and it is about how something like the Hadron Collider is only possible because of the centuries of scientists who wrote down their discoveries and passed them down.

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stellermatt
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

how long do these take to paint? please tell me months not hours...

jeffbartelsart avatar
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5 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they are oil paintings so there is a lot of drying time in between layers but if you take that out of consideration they are anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks of work

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