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LITTLE BANG THEORY by RSConnett LITTLE BANG THEORY by RSConnett
"THE LITTLE BANG THEORY"

Acrylic & oil on panel. 8" x 10" (20.3 cm x 25.4 cm)
Orientation: Up to the viewer
Another in the series of "MICRO-PAINTINGS" created with powerful magnification glasses and the tiniest brushes available.
Completed in Los Angeles on 5/6/2008

In whatever size you look upon this small painting, remember that the original is only 8" x 10", so you may be seeing it larger than life.

This painting symbolizes the creation of my "tiny universe". It is a rendition of a bright mili-second burst of inspiration before it culminates in the creation of an idea. A bright and explosive germ of an idea! The first flash of synapse and neuron! The tiny explosion which is the beginning of a series of electronic agitations which culminate in a plan!! A plan of how I might re-invent reality in my art, and so also in my life!

Because of my chemical make-up, God, Fate or total randomness, I wish to live in a world apart from most other people. I live in a world that I have managed to create. A world apart from what I sometimes refer to as the "unreal reality". I live as far away as I can. (It's not easy!)

I sleep during the day, and work on my art at night. I avoid most human contact. I interact with my fellow man with great reluctance. I spend most of my time in my glorious studio! This is the place that I love most. My space for creating things and ideas! A place where I can think! It is here that I keep my easels, my paints, my computer and printers. It is where I write and paint and dream and scheme. It is where I read and wonder, admire and conspire! My sanctuary. My mind turned inside - out!

Typifying my nature is an obsession for cleanliness and order. Ironically, I love to be surrounded by clutter. However, on closer inspection, one will find that this clutter is organized in it's own logical manner. This is very much like my paintings. I am fascinated by transparent and translucent objects. These objects are very "CLEAN". I collect these small things in my studio. This is a secret collection. Yet, these objects hide in plain sight. (Orbs, water drops, bottles, light bulbs, paper weights, fuses and containers of liquid) Some of these are in this painting.

I also collect objects from the outside "reality". These items represent feelings of the ironic, contemptuous, and sardonic. (a mummified cat, giant spider in plexiglas, tiny skulls, rubber heads, animal taxidermy, photos of ridiculous movie and TV stars, old dolls, puppets, teeth, broken toys, dead fish, dried insects and human remains) These objects are very "UNCLEAN". These things serve as reminders that the world they come from is a threatening, dangerous and UNPLEASANT place. I am, of course, also fascinated by these things. Some of these are also in the painting.

You, the reader, being of superior intelligence and comparative wisdom, (as no one else thinks about, or reads about my art) might feel well equipped, and even anxious to interact with "Unreal Reality" and all it's politicians, gangsters, psychopaths, crooks, cops, idiots, drunks, misfits, yuppies, beggars, thieves, horror stories, love stories and sad stories … and I wish you well! … but I'm sick and tired of the game. So I choose to drop off and start my own! This painting is the illustration of the birth of that idea.

I'm not completely unrealistic. I need money! So, as part of my "not-so-brave new world" I choose to include the internet. (And here I am!) In this wonderful, (very clean!) electronic infinity, I can trade the fruit of my mind for my daily bread. This electronic data transfer is also illustrated in the painting.

On the net I communicate mostly with my like and kind. I deal with interesting subjects, interesting entities and an environment which is perfectly clear, logical and ordered. The computer reality is as clean and clear to me as the inside of my translucencies, On the internet I can disseminate my art, the ultimate diary of my existence, written in pure metaphor, for the money I need. This is truly a gift for which I thank fate, or my chemical make-up, or God, or total randomness.

Thus, my "LITTLE BANG THEORY" is a farcical rendition of the bright beginning of a glimmer of an idea. The sparkle in my eye blown up and painted in my "MIRCO-PAINTING" style, using many pairs of powerful magnification glasses and the tiniest brushes I have.
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:iconshinobiownzor:
Shinobiownzor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
how can you turn your back on all humanity?!
the people you meet along the way need your help and you need their help! unless you are simply so highly evolved that you no longer have any need for human interaction....
the others serve as mirrors to reflect your own psyche and each person is a garden overflowing with divinity, just look into their eyes. you see only the darkness in other humans, but you must realize it is only shadows... nothing but spectres and illusions.
how can you turn your back on all humanity?
you might like the world you have created for yourself, but you are actually hiding from yourself by retreating away from others. if you hide something long enough it does not go away, it will simply be buried in your psyche for so long that eventually it will explode in your mind like a sledgehammer smacking your skull. it will be painful.
each other person holds a piece of the puzzle that is you... you will never be whole again if you abandon us all.

mainly it is just plain selfish.
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KittycatKit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Beautiful!
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annsquare Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the glassy effect on the water drops and transparent globes (for lack of a better word)! And the whole composition has a very beautiful symmetry too, great work :)
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:icontherealjustinbailey:
TheRealJustinBailey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've long loved this little painting. It so embodies an explosion in a way that contains the beautiful and the fanciful. Your color, again, astounds. Violet and blue coexist so harmoniously that their differences seem arbitrary. Organized clutter sums up your art as well as anything else does. Not only is it refreshing to see an artist who has ideas driving his work, but it is a gift to find one so frank and honest about said ideas. If you truly are grateful to have the opportunity to make money from your art you are a wise man.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Sometimes the glimmer is more fun than the execution.

"Unreal Reality"
Sometimes what happens in reality seems to be getting closer and closer to the chaos that HPL hints at in his stories. What is made up pales in comparison to what is real. We all could be great horror writers if we use newspapers and tv as reference materials! Maybe so but maybe readers will find such stuff as cozy fiction when they can get their horror and chaos right from the source.

Apologies if this is too much.



Looks great.
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:iconvalpigle:
Valpigle Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
doesn't lack charm this one.
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:iconregengirl21:
regengirl21 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
awsome :love:
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:iconmadnezz344:
madnezz344 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
awzome colors in this one :D
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shaving-breakdown Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
I absolutely love this!
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:iconfinijo:
Finijo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
I am envious of your universe and your ability to live apart. I am also grateful that you have kept yourself tethered in an ever so small way to the unreal reality via the internet. Thank you for the glimpse into your world/mind and for sharing your incredible work. I have enjoyed staring at this painting for some time now - truly great work.
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playdough-princess Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The prettiest purples and blues... the texture of the background is amazing, such detail. I can't believe how small it is. It's very glass-like! You have such talent!

I found your page, after typing in 'alien sea' ... I can't believe it. I know I am going to fave so many of your works.
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rufus-rag-and-bone Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
at least youve made the most of your agoraphobia .

some truely mindblowing art has resulted from it !

:iconexcitedplz:
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:iconalbiona:
Albiona Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
One word: amazing!

:+fav:
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:iconfrenemie:
Frenemie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008   General Artist
I really like the concept of this picture it's sounds like you thought about it in great depth:nod:
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RealityUnfiltered Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
holy shit i love it.... just like the kinds of things ive seen from mushrooms... i especially love the eye part.
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:iconhappymouse666:
happymouse666 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is the Four-fold Truth, of Buddha:

(1) Life on earth is full of suffering.

(2) Suffering is generated by desire.

(3) The extinction of desire involves the extinction of suffering.

(4) The extinction of desire (and therefore of suffering) is the outcome of a righteous life.

:peace:

Really like your paintings.
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:iconbexter-thelil-ferret:
excellent work :+fav:
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:iconkmaier99:
kmaier99 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
If you posted that description as a deviation in the prose category...I would fav it.
We do create our reality you know...no matter what circumstances we live in.
But you are right...others often have a real problem with those who are ok with themselves and really want to point out how everything could just go so terribly wrong.
It takes a brave soul to be oneself and to believe in the power to be what ever we want to be and have what we want to have.
As for the painting...it makes me think of the beginning of life. And it has fish...I love fish.
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Decarabia69 Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
I love how you bare your soul in your comments, and I'm always pleasantly surprised at how much we have in common (I'm a devout misanthrope).

I also love this painting and you constantly amaze me with the size of your work and the detail it contains. Your little bang theory could be seen as anything from an orgasm to the creation of mankind.

Wonderful painting as always RS!
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:iconburythesky:
burythesky Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
your work never fails to amaze me <3
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :painter:
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:iconbanannafishbones:
Banannafishbones Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Steven your color/shading is amazing. I will definitely have to speak to you of the next commission soon. (when i have more disposable income of course)

Spinal Totem looks phenominal on my wall by the way. Cant wait to get it tattooed.

Fan Forever,

Greg
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Greg ... Have not heard from you for awhile ... Hope you are okay man. I am going to post a new piece up on eBay in a few days, watch for it - Something I really like a lot. Best thing since a long time I think ... I believe I will call it "DREAM FRAGMENTS", but I'm not sure yet.

Cheers brother ~ Glad SPINAL TOTEM looks good - SO many people love that piece man! :D
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:iconbanannafishbones:
Banannafishbones Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Hey man great to hear from you (2 years ago) As you can see I don't log onto this for anything really. I just randomly decided to do it today. I still get your mass emails when you've got a new piece done and those are how I stay on top of your shit.

I've become a victim of the times I'm afraid so unfortunately I have very little expendable income at the moment. I'm thinking things will begin picking back up this year so hopefully come 2011 we can talk about another commissioned piece (a 10' x 20' mural is what I want but that isn't happening until I win the lottery!)

How are things going for you? any measurable increase in success since Spinal Totem? Oh, I haven't had that tattooed yet by the way (fucking lack of money). You seem to be contributing with more art shows since then as well as jumping on all the electronic social phenomena.

I'm still around following your work and it's insane to see the evolution from only a few years ago to today.

Keep up the awesome work man. You've got a fan for life here.
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GinSmythe Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
you have a remarkable style with really
interesting pictures but what makes
you really stand out are your comments
-at least that is my opinion
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I appreciate that. I like to write about my work, and things in general. I'm always happy to get a note that says my writing is interesting.

Thank you! :painter:
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:iconklbailey:
klbailey Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
WOW
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :painter:
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Silkeyn Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Many a great thinker has forsaken society as impure. I can sympathize with how you feel. I don't think I could live without the internet though (Figure of speech, of course. If the internet did disappear, I would have to adapt to not having internet friends).
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for this comment - I'm flattered! :) Living day to day, out of touch with the normal cycles of the world is strange. I can get a lot more work done ... but then again, it has it's own downside. Everything is closed, and not seeing or talking to people makes one perhaps "too introspective" Good for art ... sometimes hard on the psyche. But then I remember all the stupid horse shit that goes on non-stop, and I think, "Stay with this awhile."
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:iconsilkeyn:
Silkeyn Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
Yes, it is important to find a balance between the inner and outer world.
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:iconjkno4u:
jkno4u Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Splendid and imaginative as usual
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Magdalena11 Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
What a little rippa! I love it, more please.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, there will be more - Thank you! :painter:
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:iconneuromotor123:
NeUrOmOtOr123 Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
SPEECHLESS
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job on this! 8D
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconxdangerkittyx:
xdangerkittyx Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
:+fav:
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconxdangerkittyx:
xdangerkittyx Featured By Owner May 16, 2008
Your welcome. For some reason it seems to make me think of Dark City every time I see it.
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ViperGTSkank Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Gorgeous. Although for some strange reason it makes me feel uneasy, but at least it evokes some kind of emotion. Amazing. I wish I had your talent.
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, uneasy is better than nothing ... as you say

Thank you! :D
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:iconad-k:
AD-K Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
the idea is awesome
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnauzykaja:
Nauzykaja Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist
This colors are amazing - and both - concept and realisation... I wish I could have such a beauty in my house on the wall... well - maybe someday, when I could afford it ;)
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:iconrsconnett:
RSConnett Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It will be my great honor to some day have a piece of my art in your possession!

Thank you! :D
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:iconnauzykaja:
Nauzykaja Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist
:D Are you not afraid that I would set it into a pink frames ?

hehe don't worry I promise I won't ;)

And you are welcome.
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Durandal-Thoth Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
Strange... you and I seem to be alot alike, although i'm not much of an artist I can apply the same to 3d modeling...
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