3rd artstyleart theme: Surrealism + Addiction

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IMG_2995.JPGAddiction to Social Media 16 x 20 inch oil on canvas

Here is my entry for @aksinya 's art challenge. I really worked hard on this as i only have 2 days off from work, and have to go back to work tonight till friday,
Its really hard to choose a subject as i myself is addicted to it, as i know its bad, at the same time i think steemit is a part of my addiction that i found out because of bitcoin, which i think both is a good form of addiction.

In this painting, i placed an iphone at the base, as it reflects how most of us are looking down on it almost all the time, when we get the chance. As you can see, i placed a Kraken, with eyes and forehead resembling a CCTV camera or a spy (as you know social media spies on us, specially the FBI and CIA), and its brain has the illuminati symbol. Its very big and impossible to defeat, but all it can do is scare us. They use fear to manipulate us and keeps a watchful eye as they dont want us to wake up from our addictions. They want total control over our lives.

There are logos of Facebook, youtube, instagram, twitter, snapshot, as those are the mostly use platforms. I also used those as, head of people addicted and could not see the reality surrounding it. Then i placed an angry emoticon and a dislike icon from facebook, then an awaken person coming out from the abyss! Thats all the negative side of addiction, based on my opinion.

Then there are people swimming to the light towards an island unknown. And they are steeming up! ( steem logo on their foot area) The Kraken has no control over them ,as he doesn't want to be exposed to the light, i placed my trademark, the flower of life on this decentralized island. Its just an idea, it maybe small but its get bigger as it holds the tree of knowledge, its slowly shaping the world that we want to live in, it signifies freedom from our debt based, controlled, brainwashed society. We dont know if this island will prosper as we are still shaping it with our ideas, but this island is special, it's shape as a heart if you notice, the foundation of this island is love! And together with a decentralized form of currency (with the bitcoin logo) we are looking at freedom and prosperity for anyone who wants to participate. Then finally the white bird signifying hope. As they guide us too in this path.

All this is just my humble opinion, this surrealism type of painting cracks my brain up, i just had to think of not one subject, but a collective consciousness, moving towards one goal. "Freedom and love to all of us"

Thank you so much for you time view and reading what i had to say.

upvote and follow me
Namaste🙏🏼

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Love it!

It captures our culture so well.

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Thank you so much!🙏🏼

Great art and concept! ☆☆☆☆☆😎

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Man this surrealism is hard as indont do portraits yet but maybe a little more practice, it could justify what i wanted to paint

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You did a great job.

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Thanks🙏🏼

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You're welcome.

Just fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh thank you @aksinya, this is how i feel addicted to. But i had to bring the collective with me. Thats why its such a small detail. Thank you for this, it open and cracked my brain. Its became a communication for me. Maybe i can get to interpret politics and society in the same way

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Greta idea))) and you are very talented!

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Thank you!

Absolutely beautiful...so impressed. Up voted and resteemed.

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Really?! Thank you for you appreciation. Are you joining this challenge as well?

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I have a piece I am working on. Not half as epic as yours, but a similar theme. Everyone is just turning into gismo-screen monsters that devour coffee.

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Can wait to see it! I like the concept as well as im imagining it. Looks like your addicted to coffee as well hehe.

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Who told you my secret?!! Lol

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Hehe!

This is AMAZING! I love the steem symbols under the people who are escaping, it looks like action squiggles. And the opaque flower of life! You killed it! Totally re-steemed.

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O thank you so much, i feel flattered and humbled by your comment!

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I would like to point out I was totally right about you being "extremely talented" Now quit being humble.

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Well, thank you much! I gave up my ego a long time ago. Can't help being humble hehe. Really appreciate it. You have a wonderful day!

@errymil - That is deep stuff! (no pun intended) So much symbolism and hidden meaning in this work. I vote for a lithograph mass production of this piece. Outstanding!
Steem on!

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Thank you so much, thanks thats a good idea @dozjia

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I'd rather buy an original, but I think lithos would do well ☺ something powerful about it

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A great artist once suggested that to me, but i don know how to use that yet maybe someday. But for now this hangs to my daughter room as a reminder hehe.

Great work! ^^

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Thanks! I just followed you by the way, hope you can follow me @nikaj

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Done, Thanks...keep it up! ^^

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Thank you again

I can't say enough how much I appreciate this painting. You really hit the nail on the head. So many people these days are completely addicted to their phones and these social media sites to a point of pure narcissism and sickness. I like that my impression so far of Steemit is of a more socially aware nature and not just one of individuals posting selfie after selfie trying to be like the next Dan Blizerian.
Thanks for posting this beautiful painting. Love the Steemit logo ripples perpetuating the freed ones up from the depths.

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Thank you so much for the such nice comments! Yes i had to think so deep in this, if i didnt knew about steemit and bitcoin then it wiuld be easier to make a painting, but i had to think in terms of the collective as a whole and i see the effects it makes to every individual. But steemit is different although i got addicted to it but its really something positive, its like sharing of valuable ideas, i believe we are in the age of information as we are all craving for it. With steemit its the same but the connection that it binds us makes us more peaceful and want to build a community that every individual would prosper as with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Thank you so much for your input! It means alot to me. Namaste🙏🏼

Love it.
Wish you were in my pixel art contest... This week's theme is octopus!

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Is it still on? Surewhy not. I wonder why i have seen some octopus on the post, synchronicity i guess, i followed you as well @jonny-clearwater

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You have till Friday evening

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I can i post this since i just made it last night? But your theme is pixelated huh, let me see what i can do hehe. Although some of the people kinda looks loke characters in minecraft hehe.

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Pixel art only

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Thank you.

amazing artwork

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Oh thank you!

If you did not write the explanation, I still could understand it.

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Its really deep stuff! Thank you for reading! I followed you by the way @rocksg hope u follow me as well. Thanks for your comment!

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Thank you for noticing!

Beautiful art...........

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Thank you. I just followed you hope you follow me too!

I really like this! Very unique composition.

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Thank you for liking it! I really appreciate it. Its the only one in this world i guess

Wow - a lot of thought went into this painting - well done and great article

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Thank you @pandamama !

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You're so welcome - it's a well deserved comment !!

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Thanks again

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:) Have a look at my daughter's page @edenmichelle - she has just joined

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I added her as well! Can you add my wife hehe @veravalle tell @edenmichelle too hehe

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Yes of course :)

This is Really COOL!! Very Creative!!

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Thank you @halo, its nice to see you comments here! Really appreciate it

Man that's nice! What a great concept and the execution is awesome. Great job, I'd love to see more!

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Sure i have a lot of painting i want to post. But i feel reserved as i really give value to it. And just waiting for the right time to showcase more of my art. I posted some of them already. Thanks appreciate it

Loving your piece!

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Thank you so much @kaylee.nicole, you are becoming famous here i noticed! Thank you for your comment!

This is amazing! I follow you now :-)

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Thank you followed u as well

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Thanks :-)