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J. Slattum
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Artist // Professional // Traditional Art
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My Bio
" Not places but versions of our world, twisting and turning, flying and learning...
These snippets, all in your mind, doorways and portals to another find...
A lucid validity in another land, tiny life on a grain of sand,
Through the fingers of the clock's hand.
Decisions and Decisions. Visions of Visions... This is what I see.

J. Slattum is a self-taught artist, his work entering a visionary surreal world. After a near-death experience in 2007, inspired by a personal enlightenment, Slattum fell into a world of paint. Using the point of the paintbrush as a focus, he views the process of creating as his meditation. His subjects gravitate towards anything that may answer those great philosophical Why's of The Universe, from quantum physics to metaphysics, mythology to psychedelics. In his art, he invites his viewers to question their beliefs, to travel inward, and to find their own answers within. Working from his studio in Portland, Oregon, his work is collected internationally, thanks to a deep following.

" The Shaman brings back visions, that bring the viewers' mind to that place... to travel there, to invoke, to experience. The Shaman doesn't draw.... he only sees, he listens... then creates from this. From outward to inward, then inner to outter... the breath, the heart beat. As above, so below. So deeply familiar. It is not art unless it creates a universe of thought in the mind of the viewer"


Current Residence: Portland, Oregon
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Alternative, Industrial
Favourite style of art: Psychadelic, Surreal, Lowbrow

Favourite Visual Artist
MC Escher, Dali, Seuss, Tim Burton, Al Jaffee
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Radiohead, Tool, Puscifer, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Tame Impala, Autolux, Phantogram, Air.
Favourite Books
The Alchemist, Be Here Now, Tommyknockers, True Hallucinations
Favourite Writers
Alan Watts
Tools of the Trade
Oil, Canvas, Hog Hair and Red Sable Brushes

Shroom T-Shirt

Shroom T-Shirt

Now, I'm not sure if everyone on DA who follows my work knows, but I've been working on a special project.... I've designed a t-shirt from one of my fans' favorite paintings... the shroom piece- "Food of Gods". The original oil painting was a tribute to fellow mind-traveler- Terrence McKenna- and his book "Food of the Gods- Search for the Tree of Knowledge".  Well, and of course- a tribute to the Shroom God that we visit on these special trips. Recent studies on Psilocybin Mushrooms (aka "MAGIC"), have found many great benefits from their use.  Almost like a "soul-cleanse".... many psychological disorders dissolving or fading with the righ

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NoveltyGnosisNew Deviant

Love your work! Found you through Threyda a couple years back, really unique style.

Happy Birthday!
skhaiwhaelzHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Have an awesome one.
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GrimJimmyHobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!
Ayyy Happy B-day La la la la
I wish you all the best Meow :3
JBergen1910Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!:) (Smile)