Etsom·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.
I’m no art critic, but to me, a lot of surrealist art and design just looks like gratuitously weird juxtapositions of things. Here’s how I imagine the mixed media surrealist process goes:
- Take crappy painting
- Splash with Dinty Moore beef stew
- Add pictures of doll heads
- Glue on real human hair
- Affix fish in corner
- Take art world by storm
- Sell for thousands of dollars
I obviously just don’t get it, so I am probably the wrong person to critique the stuff. That never stopped me before, though…
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