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So what is surreal art? Surrealism started in Europe after world war I and was highly influenced by Dada which was an art movement that consisted of a broad range of art, including sculptures and poetry. When people view a piece of surreal art, they may find it odd, unreal, twisted, sometimes humorous, like a dream that puts Alice in wonderland on a new level of oddity.So what sparked my adventure in surrealism? Well, I’m quite familiar with the term “weird.” I fancy being weird. It makes life fun, adventurous, and colorful. I don’t think my brain is quite normal, which definitely comes through in my art pieces such as “genetically mutated disaster” or “bongo jim”. It may come as a surprise to you, but I was completely sober when I did those paintings. The problem (or gift) is, I see things everywhere that don’t really exist that most people miss on a daily basis. No, I am not hallucinating. My creative side takes over and I am able to visualize things that other people can’t fathom until I have put it on canvas and then they go, “ohhh so that’s what you mean.” I am used to this reaction. I tell people my idea and they just look at me like I have three heads and a dragon fart coming out of my mouth. Then I tell them, never mind, I’ll show you when I am done. I think experienced artists have an open mind and can visualize just about anything. I have a few artist friends that I can wonderfully connect with on a artitual level. They get me. I tell them my idea, and they look up for a minute and say, “yap, yap, I see it.” So spread your wings and fly through the pages of aprisalleycatart.com and see what connects you to surrealism. When looking at any surreal art, you have to give it time. It usually takes about five minutes for it to speak to you. The more you look at it, the more you fall in love with it. It’s the beauty of surrealism.