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ZOOOIDS - Underworld II
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Published: June 16, 2009
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(UNDERWORLD II) ~ ZOOOIDS (ZOO-OYDS)
12" x 12" Acrylic on canvas ~ 6/15/2009

My second painting in the series "UNDERWORLD" , these are the 'ZOOOIDS' or 'ZOOIDS', (** see definitions below) Self-replicating organisms through means other than sex.

My creatures are based on living things called "Siphonophora". The illustrations I discovered are from the bio-drawings of Ernst Haeckel, (from the book; "ART FORMS IN NATURE") (Ernst Haeckel: [link]) Sometimes I meander through this lovely book to get jolts of inspiration. (and also to enjoy, always that!)

I'm also currently working on #3 in the 'Underworld' series which I plan to title "FAUNA vs FLORA", or vise-versa.

Definitions of "ZOOIDS"

1. any organic body or cell capable of spontaneous movement and of an existence more or less apart from or independent of the parent organism.
2. any animal organism or individual capable of separate existence, and produced by fission, gemmation, or some method other than direct sexual reproduction.
3. any one of the recognizably distinct individuals or elements of a compound or colonial animallike organism, whether or not detached or detachable.

zo·oid   (zō'oid';)   
n.  
1. An organic cell or organized body that has independent movement within a living organism, especially a motile gamete such as a spermatozoon.
2. An independent animallike organism produced asexually, as by budding or fission.
1. One of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan.
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batard-tronik's avatar
hello, I love It !! I would like to use it for artwork of experimental psychedelic acid folk album of music I made under my alias "Wycz" wycz.bandcamp.com can I use it ? it's for replace artwork of album "Improvisations au clavier (psychedelic keyboard freestyles", I'm awaiting your agree, thanks.
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Deborah-Valentine|Professional Traditional Artist
R S C onnett ;)
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CopperScaleDragon|Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful and creepy! LOVE!!!!!
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majabj35QM17|Professional Traditional Artist
wow, your work is AMAZING!!! it reminds me of giger (i think that is the name of the artist i have in mind, not sure). love the details and color, you rock! :)
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You are hands down the most incredible artist I've ever seen. I've loved your work for I think about 13 years or so, maybe more, after I randomly stumbled upon the Vomitus Maximus museum somehow (don't remember),  and you just get better & better, which I never thought was even possible, since you were already so amazing. To say I love your art would be an understatement, and I'm not trying to flatter you or any of that other bullshit, I honestly & truly feel this way. Nothing in the world comes close to your artwork. I would literally fill my place with it if I could afford to. Keep up the amazing work.
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Deborah-Valentine|Professional Traditional Artist
vomitus i loveit
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Immy-is-Thinking|Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hello, I featured this here - [link] - hope thats ok :D
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Senecal|Professional Digital Artist
Well there ya go!
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thewindtheend|Student Digital Artist
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 じしf_, )ノ
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thewindtheend|Student Digital Artist
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(゚、 。 7
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your works are absolutely wonderful!
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Designdivala's avatar
this is beyond the vocabulary I wish I could summon, what fantastic work, you are so talented!!
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Do you know Tara McPherson? Check her out, yours paitings have something in common with her works.
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FabioKeiner|Hobbyist General Artist
mimd boggling brainwashing heart lifting ! :))
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AaronPaquette|Professional General Artist
So creepy awesome!
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:faint:
I have never seen microorganisms rendered so beautifully.
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FrancesHIMfected|Professional Traditional Artist
WOWOOWOW! AGAIN! My god! I love this oneeee! Also coz I love eyes, hehe.. BEAUTIFUL!
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That is really awesome! I like the nature illustrations of Haeckel too.
:heart:
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feldrand|Hobbyist Photographer
"art forms..." now i remember (maybe you like "karl blossfeld" - photographer as well?) this picture i like a lot the shiny glow in the dark....
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You blew my mind. Thank you. :)
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Amazing. Really. After a point it's hard to say anything about your gallery. I'm too obsessed with looking at it. The wonders you've created.
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I love the details
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Your style is great my friend :)
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Schatten-Drache|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like a beautiful place underwater!
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