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The F Word 11

The F Works

Welcome to the 11th in the series of The F Word. Recently I asked my watchers in a poll about their one favourite work by an artist in deviantART, with a reason as to why they chose it, even if it wasn't mandatory. I also have a few more wonderful works to feature as well along with some other information around dA including contests!
Enjoy :heart:
oblivionhaze suggested :

by rockgem
"I love the whole sense of motion in this picture, along with the concept. I can envision fate holding the key to my life and twirling it in his long fingers."
NeaLumina suggested :

by PaperCutIllustration
Marcellyne suggested :

by jeffsimpsonkh
sheepprincessu suggested :

by Cospigeon
"Cause it's just so CUTE! I love how the nurse is nomming PH in the last one~ This
:iconphoenixleo:phoenixleo 45 46
Forever Disintergrates
When forever is disintegrating
And I can't quite catch it up
When darkness reflects the light
And I can't quite rise up
When I'm trapped within your freezing gaze
I know I should give up
:icontokikasurmari:Tokikasurmari 1 5
Torso v2 by tecciztecatl Torso v2 :icontecciztecatl:tecciztecatl 1,435 346 PERFECT HARMONY by mfirsanov PERFECT HARMONY :iconmfirsanov:mfirsanov 3,043 256 blaze 2 by turningshadow blaze 2 :iconturningshadow:turningshadow 1,786 128 The Central Scrutinizer by SalHunter The Central Scrutinizer :iconsalhunter:SalHunter 579 339 dancing by ChelseaDrouin dancing :iconchelseadrouin:ChelseaDrouin 55 42 Costume of Cthulu by tat2pooch Costume of Cthulu :icontat2pooch:tat2pooch 169 18 Matariel by PeteMohrbacher Matariel :iconpetemohrbacher:PeteMohrbacher 5,116 200 Portrait of Crime by s-caruso Portrait of Crime :icons-caruso:s-caruso 11,937 1,220 Sacred Space by NomeEdonna Sacred Space :iconnomeedonna:NomeEdonna 72 9 ATM by NomeEdonna ATM :iconnomeedonna:NomeEdonna 73 8


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J. Slattum
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
" 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


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aggretsuko Featured By Owner Edited May 10, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew it, I was just going to ask if you have had an NDE.  These are beautiful.  I relate to your process of bringing Other into the world in order to try and bring their minds to a singular point.

I invite you to take a look at my page, as I have compiled a few favorites of other folks' works - photography - in an attempt to showcase the Void, the divine feminine.  It is a very simple compilation, a song to listen to while spending a few moments reflecting on our mortality.

If you have a link - or the time - I would love to hear about your NDE and how you integrated this knowledge into your life.

Have a wonderful day, thank you for making mine a little brighter.
jslattum Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Greeting!  Good to hear from you.  Thanks for the love.  
I did an guest spot on Astral Transmissions talking about my NDE here:…

Have a great day!
aggretsuko Featured By Owner May 14, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for replying and for sharing, I'm so happy that you found your passion.  I loved listening to your story, and can't wait to see what art you have in store for us in the future.

You too! 
Loulin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such facinating art you create. Your faceless surreal figures are really thought-provoking and beautiful. And strangely enough also very emotional.
I had a great time looking through your gallery. Keep up the great work! 
verod Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2019
Great gallery!
deadbrotherbear Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice gallery! I love what you are doing. Really exceptional work that resonates with me.
jslattum Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
fiorinosulaco Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019
Happy Birthday!Oreo Cake with candles 50x50 icon 
Kaslito Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2019  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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