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Alchemists, those Medieval, backroom, would-be scientists or, perhaps, they were scientists to a degree, trying combinations of this and that with the intention of, supposedly, turning lead into gold and numerous other experiments. Could this be one of them? Or someone else.
A photo merged with myriad layers of Photoshop-generated textures and shapes. Mainly in Lighten mode. Some distorting involved to fit the shapes to the face.

Not an artist just an outsider trying to get somewhere in the artworld. Got a long way to go yet. Appreciate all the help I can get so criticism is most welcome.

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  • skyhorse
    skyhorseabout 6 years ago

    very surreal, a bit like alchemy in fact …

  • Thank you Skyhorse.

    – retepk

  • Syd Baker
    Syd Bakerabout 6 years ago

    Aha, that’s funny, maybe this IS like alchemy, the difference is, digitally we CAN turn lead into gold! I think wires in the brain is the coming thing…

  • Thanks Syd. I would happily join the queue to have a computer implanted in the brain so, at least, I wouldn’t be so forgetful. It would be great to learn something in an instant Matrix-style.

    – retepk

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -about 6 years ago

    Looks a bit like a postmodern – posthuman fish monster. Like your concept one alchemy! no wires in the brain there. (~:+Regards Andy.

  • Many thanks Andy.

    – retepk

  • owlspook
    owlspookabout 6 years ago

    clicked on the link to this page and WHAM … WOW was my first thought … there’s magic in his eyes … a wishbone for luck in his formulations … … his third eye can see deeply … and he reaches for the stars! … and the red back drop is the passion of his work … well done and fav for me (big smile)

  • Thank you very much Owlspook. I like your perception.

    – retepk

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic creation Peter!!

  • Many thanks Keith.

    – retepk

  • JenLand
    JenLandabout 6 years ago

    Wow! :0)

  • Thank you JenLand.

    – retepk

  • ellamental
    ellamentalover 5 years ago

    Kicks ass!!

  • Appreciate it. Thank you Ellamental.

    – retepk

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