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GOD'S HALF BROTHER by RSConnett GOD'S HALF BROTHER by RSConnett
Acrylic on canvas, 12" x 16" Jan. 2008

I'm fascinated by structures in nature of decay and rejuvenation. Rebirth from a hibernation. The cycles of nature in the raw.

I am fascinated by the way man strives to mimic nature in order to fulfill aspirations to become what we perceive as God.

I am frustrated by our inability to express things of importance through our language.

The possibilities of augmenting life so as to prolong it. The mixing of organic life created in Nature, and man's attempts to build similar structures in machine forms. This gives me hope, for I dread that death is nonexistence.

I am enamored of our reinvention of science.

I am at a loss at the realization that it is to late to avoid the coming cataclysms in nature. The death of the world as I have known it.

These are some of the ideas that inspire the images I paint.

This is a self portrait.


This painting began as a projection of a small drawing I'd done in 2004 which I called 'BRAIN ANGEL' I used a projector and sketched the 'Brain Angel' image on a blue-white surface.

I then used the basic structure of the old drawing to expand upon and bring forth new ideas.

This is how I often paint. I see 'things within things' and follow them. Like Alice following the rabbit down a hole, I pursue my visual ideas. Spontaneous, yet also influenced by my conscious thoughts. Not of what I am painting, but thoughts that float through my mind during the perfect state of 'flow' that I achieve while painting for many hours.

I continue to use a very limited palate; BLUE, PURPLE, BURNT SIENNA & WHITE. The blacks you see are these colors mixed. In this piece I added some VIOLET.

I am offering fine prints in many sizes and prices of this painting here on DA.

I am also selling my own special hand made canvas Giclee's stretched & mounted & hand painted on my site, RSConnett.com: [link] and specifically here: [link]

Additionally, you will find this, and many more prints and originals in my eBay store: [link]
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DanPatrick Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
OUTSTANDING!
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OluDeniz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
featured [link]
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GumitaaANDRE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
cata munca bai;;)

imi place:x
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Dragos100 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
nice
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MegalodonMax Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wondering, do you study nature to help you find textures and patterns, because it looks very natural. And of course, manmade too.
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pmdart1408 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010   General Artist
So beautiful and organic. It reminds me a little coral and sea creatures nice work.
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nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured in the #dA-Morgue monthly newsletter which you can find here [link]
Please remember to fav the article and show your support. The more support the article gets, the more people that will see your art.
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mollycarroll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
wooooooooooooooow...
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HidEmu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Love all the textures, great work
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CoOL-S Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Student Photographer
Damn I love this one :)
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MAD-Uninc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
Very Giger-esque...amazing detail and depth. It reminds me of how I feel about evolution, in that it seems to be accelerating with and perhaps, because of technology. I am never sure if that is good or if it should scare me...
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roxifreak Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
LOVE YOUR ART MAN! :hug:
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uzisisui Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
wouw !
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
awsome pic :clap:

:+fav:
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ballofplasma Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Very powerful. I love your color palette-- it captures and conveys something of the human condition. I appreciate the description as well; between this piece and our inadequate language that you use, I would say you are expressing yourself admirably.
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larryh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
oh yes, beautiful work.....
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larryh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
i am facinated by how the human heart and honest minds can and eventually do prevail over fear, deceit and greed. whether they can prevail in time to save this failing world is any bodies guess.
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Bill-Cityfingers Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Fantastic man... Fantastic! I love it...
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TonHaring Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant
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Silkeyn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I really agree with you. We've fuck up nature beyond repair, as sad as it is. And we must all be prepared to consider that death is the end.
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Ginger1428 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Wonderful, and so thoughtful.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
I anxiously await every single RS Connett creation and I was enthralled at the extra bit of text in the artist's comments! The questions you raised can only be answered through the skillful application of muted color and complex compositions typical of the nightmarish surrealism in a mind such as yours. Thank you again for sharing your magnificent work (I only wish I could afford to buy some of your paintings).
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DSil Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Student General Artist
Fantastic! I love the intricately overlaid contortion and well defined forms.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
As always, a stunning piece of art. I love the detailing and concept. The structure and blending of elements are superbly done. Fantastic anatomy. The level of complexity and creativity are not only inspiring, but entirely unique. Excellent composition.
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spoems Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008   Writer
wicked vision.
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LindaLisa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Amazing work! The detail is just wonderful!!!!! I hope you don't mind if I show you off in my journal! :hug: I just love this!
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Chelovek Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome! This reminds me of my own recent work , i love it! I work in similar ways, see one thing within another within another and they all mix to form something. You do it really well in paint, and its no easy task.
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Hayling-Poena Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
This is absolutely mind blowing...
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artscendence Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
I feel the beginning of all possibilities opens at the end of a cycle, Kali Yuga releases her grip and Shakti is renewed.

I am truly excited about your development and the direction the rabbit is taking you Steve. A masterful creation in my book ;)
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RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
HOLY Shit! MAN THAT IS SO AMAZING I LOVE IT!

creepy as fuck, but i love it for that... i've seen entities like this :D
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Flintfur Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Chilling.
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nilavati Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
as always perfect:)
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x-smokeandmirrors-x Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
You are painting my dreams.
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Blaklyonzero Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
Half Brother? I didn't know god had a mom or a dad! Nice job! I'm sure the guys at Vertigo or Dark Horse would like to talk to you!
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Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
brilliant once again!
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Deckman Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
i love the surreal complexity of this picture. i think it's great that you're able to make work of this caliber with such a limited palette.
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Maddimind Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Epic. Like, seriously.
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deministri Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it shows exelent!!!! great job... the multi shapes gives a exelent view!!!

... to be a portrait, its an exelent work!!! incredible... keep up the good work!! =)
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