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Alien With a Phone Home

Alien With a Phone Home

In my painting “Alien With a Phone Home”, part of my satirical collection “Forbidden Universal”, I decided to blend the worlds of pop culture and classical art. I chose to depict E.T., the iconic character from Steven Spielberg’s film, as the subject of ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Johannes Vermeer. E.T., known for his iconic glowing finger and friendly nature, was painted with the same mysterious and captivating expression as the girl in Vermeer’s famous piece.

I carefully integrated the traditional muted oil tones of Vermeer’s original work with neon space-vibe colors, creating a visually arresting contrast that draws the viewer in. The warmth and approachability of E.T. is highlighted against the darker, muted background.

As viewers examine the canvas, they are encouraged to contemplate the fusion of classic and contemporary, earthly and extraterrestrial. This piece not only serves as a tribute to two iconic figures in art and cinema but also as an invitation to consider the ways in which different cultural elements can come together to create something new and captivating.

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Digital Download - Instant gratification! Have the file available to you at checkout in 5 different aspect ratios!

Pearl Linen Postcard - This 3.5"x5" postcard is printed on linen, creating a almost canvas appearance. Between the linen weaves are pearlescent clusters, which increase the contrast of the art.

Holographic Poster - Printed on 8.5"x11" heavy duty card stock, these posters are dipped in holographic foil prior to printing. This enhances all of the darker tones in each painting (especially the line art), bringing subtle shards of iridescent colors when hit with direct light.

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