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BrokenEye Media is now on Etsy

I’ve just finished setting up shop for the beginning of my trial run on Etsy. Currently my stock is limited to single copies of ten of my favorite works of mine, but if these do well, a larger stock is soon to follow.

The link to my shop can be found below:

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Hello World!

Hello people of the internet.  My name is BrokenEye… well, that isn’t my real name, of course. I’ll reveal that in good time, once I’ve gotten to know the community here at WordPress a little better. But for now you can call me by my screen name, “BrokenEye” (or “BrokenEye, the True False Prophet”, if you’re not into that whole brevity thing). I’m a digital artist specializing in surrealism and satire, as well as an artistic photographer (which is to say, I don’t do portraits or event photography, so don’t ask). I also do some graphic design and illustrationboth on commission and as the unofficial in-house graphic designer at my real job, as well as the occasional movie poster just for practice—and am starting to dabble in a few other mediums.

Anyway, this is my new art blog. I’ve just moved here from deviantArt due to general incompetence and neglect on the part of the administrative staff there. Now, I know what you’ve heard about that place (and believe me, all the rumors are completely true) but I promise you that my art is not furry bondage porn or Homestruck/My Little Pony/Sonic the Hedgehog  fanart featuring cliched (un)original characters made in Microsoft Paint or anything stereotypically deviantArt like that. If that’s what you’re looking for, I’m sorry because you won’t find any of that here. If you’re looking for quality street photography with a unique eye for aesthetic or bizarre and/or darkly humorous digital art, on the other hand, you’re in luck, because that’s what I’ve got. Now, you can decide for yourself whether it’s any good, once I start posting, but people seem to like it, which in my book is generally a pretty good sign.

If you’re reading this particular post, it’s probably because I haven’t posted any of my art yet. I’m going to start uploading my past work over the next couple of days (or weeks, if it comes to that). Once that’s finished, I’ll get started on my new stuff. At some point during that I’ll try and figure out what I want the blog to look like and start putting that into motion as well. If, by the time you read this, all that is done, feel free to disregard this paragraph.

Anyway, that’s basically it for now. I don’t know if you got a good feel for what to expect here from this article, but I hope you’ll stick around to get a better feel for that once I start posting. Most of the folks to stop by this early in the game probably already know me from elsewhere anyway.

Regards,
BrokenEye

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Los Angeles Metro Gold Line: Little Tokyo Arts District

I take the Los Angeles Metro a lot to get to and from appointments on the other side of town. Whenever I take the Gold Line, the main above ground branch of the Metro and the closest to my house, I tend to look out the window a lot, and when I do I tend to notice a lot of stuff that I’d like to go take pictures of. Unfortunately, I can’t stop and get out for fear of missing said appointments, so in September of 2012 I began an ongoing expedition to get off at every stop on the Gold Line and take pictures, which extended into the new year due to delays. Many of the stops ended up not having anything interesting, but those that did more than made up for the difference.

These are from the fourth stop, Little Tokyo Arts District Station

Roket Lens

Roket Lens

An oddly labeled wall

 

14 Yellow Squares

14 Yellow Squares

 

Mega Toys

Mega Toys

An abandoned toy warehouse near Little Tokyo Arts District Station on the Los Angeles Metro Gold Line. I just missed Scooby-Doo and the gang. Adjusted to provide appropriate spooky ambiance, because the real deal didn’t have the common decency to be haunted (as is required by law of all abandoned entertainment, industrial, medical, scientific, educational and military establishments and at least 50% of all abandoned castles, graveyards and miscellaneous ruins).

 

The Eye

The Eye

So yeah, I basically ignored the arts district and went instead for the warehouse district. I like industrial stuff.

 

Oil Well

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All the Little Metal Boxes

All the Little Metal Boxes

A warehouse lot full of salvaged serving area interface boxes. I swear, sometimes it feels like someone set these places up specifically for me to take a picture of.

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Art Goes Where?

Art Goes Where

Somehow I managed to make this simultaneously both the most and least pretentious piece of art I’ve ever made.

“Good gracious,” say the critics, “is that humour? You can’t be a real artist and have a sense of humour! Real art is humourless and angsty!”

Well hypothetical stuffy art critic I have only one thing to say to that: fuck your angsty, clichéd bullshit

“Oh my, he’s going against convention! How edgy and rebellious. Brilliant! Truly this is the greatest masterpiece of the modern era! You could be the next Serrano or Duchamp!”

So, is this piece speaking for or against “going out of one’s way to defy the traditional definition and conventions of art” type art? Honestly, I don’t even know. I just work here.

Are we cool yet?

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Les Clichés d’Art

Les Clichés d'Art

It’s a shame when a masterpiece becomes a cliché, but it happens. And every once and a while, the art clichés get together for dinner and reminisce about how it used to be.

I was really surprised at how well the different pieces in this picture fit together. It’s still one of my favorites to this day.

Pictures used:

  • da Vinci’s The Last Supper
  • Van Gogh’s Starry Night
  • Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa (The Wave)
  • Hopper’s Nighthawks
  • Rembrandt’s The Dutch Masters
  • Rodin’s The Poet (The Thinker)
  • Venus de Milo (sculptor unknown)
  • Dali’s Persistence of Memory
  • Coolidge’s A Friend in Need (Dogs Playing Poker)
  • Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
  • Wood’s American Gothic
  • da Vinci’s Mona Lisa
  • Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup
  • Magritte’s Son of Man
  • Rockwell’s Freedom from Want
  • Michelangelo’s David
  • Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
  • Munch’s The Scream
  • Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black: The Artist’s Mother (Whistler’s Mother)

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