Hi, my name is David Irvine. I buy prints from thrift shops, yard sales and even salvages from the curb unwanted art, touch up the scuffs and scratch and add in his own visions (previously here).

From pop culture icons to the most random image, I upcycle discarded art and give them a new life.

More info: Etsy

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Alone With His Thoughts

Alone With His Thoughts

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LOttawa
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not easy ruling the dark side, sometimes even he needs to rest.

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I came up with this series that I called "redirected art" back in 2012, as I hate seeing items with potential go to waste and end up in landfill.

It's always a special moment when I complete a painting, but the part I enjoy the most is the very beginning when I am deciding on what I'm going to add in- so many scenarios can come to mind and then filtering it down to one is challenging but fun at the same time.

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Look At The Bones!

Look At The Bones!

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glowworm2
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“I warned you, I warned you but did you listen? No… ohhh no, it’s just a harmless little bunny isn’t it now, well it’s always the same thing, I always tell them -” "Oh, shut up!"

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People love seeing the fun in my work, as well as the nostalgia and pure randomness. Art can be conceived as too seriously most of the time, and I believe humor and art mixes rather nicely.

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Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for making this painting fun. I bet Jesus cheated and got his dad to help him with the pumpkins. That's why everyone else is protesting.

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Having been an artist and illustrator since 1992, this series of redirected thrift art is just one aspect of what I do- I do dark and whimsical Halloween themed art, pop art and many forms of upcycling- holiday painted ornaments using burnt out light bulbs, paintings on salvaged unplayable vinyl records and sculpture with found objects.

Even though I've been a professional for 30 years, and have been blessed to have my work all over the globe, there are times when I do feel burnout and fatigue- but time is precious and after a brief break, the motivation to work on the next new piece kicks in and I hope that piece will bring joy to someone, somewhere in the world.  

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

great rendition of the that old television childrens' Christmas tradition! haa-haa-ha!

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#12

Down By The River

Down By The River

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

living in a van ... down by the river! tee-hee-hee!

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#13

Dance Hall Days

Dance Hall Days

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glowworm2
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look like somebody completely ignored the dress code.

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Almost There

Almost There

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey there little red riding hood, you sure are looking good, you're everything a big bad wolf ever needs - Howwwll!!

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Country Adventure

Country Adventure

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and Pee Wee in Pee Wee shall ride again!

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#16

Cube Of Woven Bacon Hovering Over Stream

Cube Of Woven Bacon Hovering Over Stream

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Joining The Parade

Joining The Parade

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Followed

Followed

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Phoebe Bean
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Look under that tree to your right... I swear that's Chewbacca...

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Gorgo!

Gorgo!

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

oh, poor Gorgo... he's just a big misunderstood armadillo. he doesn't mean to do anything "bad", he's just very large and well kinda clumsy...

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#20

Skin Cross Section Next To Cottage

Skin Cross Section Next To Cottage

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layne
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

any giants missing a hunk of your epidermis? someone found it!!!

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#21

Mid Morning Mishap

Mid Morning Mishap

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All Creatures Great And Small

All Creatures Great And Small

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See Also on Bored Panda
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Blossoms, Butterflies And Beef

Blossoms, Butterflies And Beef

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Robin In The Backyard

Robin In The Backyard

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Phoebe Bean
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Invisible Batman slapping his face (looking like that famous cartoon where everybody keeps changing what Batman says while slapping poor Robin)

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"We're Closed"

"We're Closed"

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Meadow Meat

Meadow Meat

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Still looks raw. Needs a few minutes (or hours...or days depending on the weather)

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#29

Surf And Turf

Surf And Turf

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's with the artist and the meat anyway?