Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on  larrycarlson.bigcartel.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to take a look at some more trippy paintings. Now, let’s dive into the awesome world of Larry Carlson!

  • Star Love Vortex by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

This is an absolutely brilliant work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a space piece with beautiful stars and shadowy figures. There’s also an incredibly trippy collage of melting female faces that create a bizarre spiral near the piece’s center. Lastly, our eyes feast upon the gorgeous array of rainbows that surround the work.

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  • Between Dimensions and Roses by Larry Carlson Pigment print on metallic paper

In my opinion, this is one of Larry Carlson’s best works. What we get is a brilliant blend of Realism, Photography, and Surrealism. There are beautiful red roses on each side of the work. We also see a female figure with a hollowed out face that’s shooting a rainbow laser beam. She’s wearing a melting dress, and various demonic figures surround her. I’d love to hear what you guys think of the piece in the comments’ section below. 

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More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means!  Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more fascinating creatures. Now, let’s dive!

  • Sailor’s Eyeball (Valonia ventricosa) Size: Up to 4 cm  Habitat: Rock and coral to 100 ft

The Sailor’s Eyeball is a very odd species of seaweed. They look like dark green marbles and consist of a large cell attached to a substrate by a bunch of filaments. Young plants have a bluish sheen. It reproduces in a very odd way, in which the daughter cell is created within the parent cell. 

 

  • Bignose Unicornfish (Naso vlamingii) Size: Up to 24 in Depth: 3-165 ft 

Unicornfish are very strange fish with horn-like projections on their foreheads. This particular species has a bulbous snout in place of said projection. They have bony plates on the base of their tails, which are sharp like knifes. These plates are used for protection against predators. They’re usually dark with blue streaks, and can pale into a silvery gray.

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More Fascinating Creatures of the Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Creatures found in DK’s Ocean: The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another marine adventure. Now, let’s dive!

  • Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius) Size: The shell can be a maximum of 8 in Typically found in: Tropical open waters up to 1,600 ft 

The Nautilus is an absolutely incredible type of Cephalopod. The five remaining species started as a numerous group nearly 65 million years ago. They are commonly referred to as “living fossils” due to the nearly non-existant change in anatomy. The creature has a hard shell as a defense against predators, and uses its 90 tentacles to catch prey. It moves through the water using jet propulsion and lays about twelve eggs per year.

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  •  Giant Brain Coral (Colpophyllia natans) Diameter: Up to a whopping 16 ft Depths Found: 3-180 ft in the seaward side of coral reefs 

This incredibly strange species of coral has an very long life span that extends 100 years. It is named after the brain shaped ridges and long valleys that run along its top. The colonies attract a lot of tourists, and some small fish, like gobies, make a permanent home in its massive frame.

 

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Carlson Mondays (Every Other Monday)

All works found on larrycarlson.com

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s time for our weekly dose of awesomeness! I hope you guys are ready for some wonderful works. Now, let’s get started!

  • Untitled by Larry Carlson Digital chromogenic print 2007 

This is yet another fantastic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. It’s a very colorful and trippy work. There are rainbow vortexes and for some strange reason, a duck. It almost reminds me of an optical illusion, and my god, it’s glorious! Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, digital chromogenic print, 26x22in., 2007.

 

  • The Birds That Hide From Man by Larry Carlson collage on paper 2012

This is a very strange collage by “Master Surrealist”, Larry Carlson. We see a strange man with a bird’s nest for a head. He also has some prehistoric lizards surround his torso. I love Carlson’s blend of Realism and Surrealism. Tell me what you think of this work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, The Birds That Hide From Man, collage on paper, 16x12in., 2012.

Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some fascinating works. Now, have fun exploring my Gallery!

  • To Be Titled by Jean-Michel Basquiat 1987 Acrylic and oil paintstick on canvas

This is a very unique piece by the “Late and Great”, Basquiat. The work is a multicolored collage of repeated words and strange figures. We also see Jean’s depiction of DC’s superhero, Hawkman. The strangest part of the painting is the “dead” head of the Cornflakes bird. The piece is a simple, yet complex work of Abstract Art. Tell me what you think of the piece in the comments; section below.

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  • Star Hawk Universal by Larry Carlson 2013 digital pigment print on paper 

It’s time for our weekly Carlson post! This week, we have a mind-blowing  epic with trippy mandalas and flying saucers. It is an explosion of vibrant colors and designs. The most beautiful part is the “Star Hawk”, which I will leave for you to find out. I would love to hear what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.

 

LARRY CARLSON Star Hawk Universal  digital pigment print on metallic paper, ed. of 25, 24 x 50in., 2013.

More Fascinating Creatures Of The Sea (Every Other Tuesday)

Info found in DK’s Ocean The Definitive Visual Guide

Hello fellow Marine Biologists! It’s Tuesday, and I’m finally back from Christmas Break! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Now, let’s explore the amazing wonders of the sea.

  • King Ragworm (Alitta virens) Length: Up to 20 in Depths found in: Shore and shallows in muddy sand

The King Ragworm is an incredibly strange creature of the sea. They have very strong jaws, and may inflict painful bites. Its jaws are also used to feed via proboscis.Fishermen use this species of worm as bait.

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  • Spotted Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) Length: Up to 10 in Depths: 3-100 ft 

Spotted Boxfish are very bizarre creatures of the sea. They have a box of fused boned bony plates under their skin. This is in place of scales. They move by beating their pectoral fins, and propulsion by their tails. Boxfish are poisonous, and will secrete slime to defend against predators.

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Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

I’m back from my Thanksgiving break! I hope that you all had a pleasant time with your family and friends. Now that the break is over, I’m ready to start posting again.

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some truly magnificent masterpieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  •  The Earth Is a Man by Roberto Matta 1942 Oil on canvas

This is a very fascinating work by “Chilean Surrealist”, Roberto Matta. In this piece, Matta uses various styles of blending to bring out the bright colors. The work has a hypnotic aura surrounding it, and this causes the viewer to ponder the meaning of the work. The “Earth” that the piece mentions is very small, and has a strange human face. It also has yellow beams surrounding it. This could be the Artist’s depiction of a strange alien world that defies the laws of physics. The way that I see it, the more crazy and bizarre the piece is, the more of an impact it leaves on the viewer. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments’ section below.

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  • Lion Lodge by Larry Carlson 2008 Chromogenic print (info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

This is another epic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. Where to even start with this piece! Well, the most prominent object in the painting is this weird spherical mass of blended faces. A Jewish Star appears in the middle of the sphere, and a lion’s head emerges out of the star’s center. For some unexplained reason, we also see a purple Jesus sitting on the top of the mass. As we descend the painting, we are met with strange alien creatures and a rainbow background. I also can’t forget to mention the tiny devil situation to the right of the piece. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, LION LODGE, c-print, 34x24in., 2008.