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Packrat by ursulav Packrat by ursulav
Having finally finished a dreadfully long professional gig, which was keeping me from doing anything large or in depth, I had to unwind. So I hammered out this little scrounger, one of the many hooded critters of obvious Christiansen influence that I seem to keep painting. He's a packrat. I can identify with this, being one myself. I can imagine how it happened--first it was just the one bag, and he kept cramming it full of stuff, but he resisted buying another bag, because once you go to two, you can never fit all your earthly possessions in one bag again. Now he doesn't even know how many he's got, and things keep getting jammed in between the ropes. He should really go through and get rid of the useless crap and the ugly crap, but you know how it is, you might need it someday. Like big cardboard boxes. Every time you move, it takes so long to find a cardboard box that'll hold the TV that you twitch at the notion of throwing it out, so you wedge it in the hall closet, and deprive yourself of much needed storage space and wind up using the vacuum cleaner as a hat rack.

What was I talking about again? Anyway, fun piece. Built it up in layers--first the big bags, then the smaller stuff and ropes, then I just started adding random items like the slug and bottle and the obligatory goldfish, testimony to the coverage power of acrylic.

Anyway, acrylic, 14 x 18 on clayboard. Original's for sale, prints available, visit [link] or send a note if I haven't updated yet.
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Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only is it a great art, but I can identify with it. Lmao! :XD:
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ghola8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My wife would say this is me.
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DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is TRUE ART
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DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow Wonderful!!!
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Selenmariene Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The title of this artwork :" All of mine I carry with myself"
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
amazing detail, and color, I love your work.
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Pana-sonic3D Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Viva la Packrat. ^w^
The attention to detail, both in the art and the subjects found in it, is well-appreciated.
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emcityturtle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
This reminds me of the packrat lady in Labyrinth... the one in the junk piles trying to load Sarah up with stuff
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PaperPagan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I've loved this drawing for so long! I had it in my files for ages and could never find where I found it from and now that I know it0s your work, i can thank you - this is to me a very personal drawing - I have had situations in life when this is exactly who I was :)
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Giga-olives-o-DOOM Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
reminda me of that garbage lady from the labrynth..... sweet
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