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"I Took The Red Pill" 11oz Black Mug

"I Took The Red Pill" 11oz Black Mug

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"I Took The Red Pill" is an encaustic painting that dives into the artist's fascination with hallucinations and a alien-like creature with a single, large eye. This mesmerizing work of art features a carefully crafted blend of natural pigments and beeswax to create an alluring abstract design. This 11 ounce mug perfectly captures the intricate details of this remarkable piece and is crafted from durable ceramic material with a C-shaped handle for easy gripping.

The print was created using sublimation printing technology to ensure that the vibrant colors remain unchanged over time. The artist wanted to express his exploration of the concept of alternate realities and “seeing” a creature with one big eye through this painting, which inspired him to take his artistic vision “beyond reality”. His distinct style of combining modern abstract design with classic elements has been captivating audiences for years and continues to do so with this piece.

This unique piece takes viewers on a journey into the artists inner self as he reflects on how our world could be seen from another perspective if we only opened our eyes to it. He wants us to consider what lies beyond our physical realm -- something far greater than what we can see, touch or feel -- a limitless expanse filled with otherworldly possibilities and imaginative ideas waiting for us to discover them. With "I Took The Red Pill", Mike Giannella invites us all to take that leap towards an alternate reality and explore its mysteries.


Original Encaustic Painting Description:

This enigmatic creature had an almost ethereal quality to it, with its featureless face and smooth, round body. Its skin was a vibrant, mottled mix of yellows and browns, and it lacked any hair, fur or other clearly identifiable features. Its head was set atop of a short neck that curved gracefully as if in motion. Its single large eye seemed to gaze out into the world with a mysterious intelligence, as though searching for something lost or forgotten. From the shoulders down, its arms and legs were thin and delicate, ending in tapered digits without any defining characteristics.

The mere presence of this peculiar being filled the room with an air of surrealism - as if it had stepped out from some strange dreamscape or dimension unseen by mortal eyes. Around it there seemed to be a faint glow emanating from its body - like some kind of unseen force radiating from within - which grew more intense when viewed directly. It was difficult to determine what exactly this entity was made of – but whatever it was it seemed almost supernatural in nature – a being not meant for our world but somehow still here nonetheless.

As if in a dream, the creator of this painting was surrounded by orbs of yellow, red and pink that floated around it like tiny celestial bodies. These vibrant colors were contrasted by deep blues shades in the background that seemed to move and swirl with an almost hypnotic motion. The effect was mesmerizing - as if one could get lost in its beauty forever. It felt like looking into some unknown realm beyond our own, where anything is possible. This surreal atmosphere gives the painting a unique sense of mystery, evoking feelings of awe and wonder at what lies beyond our understanding.

Original Encaustic Painting:

Original Encaustic Painting by Mike Giannella

Painted by Mike Giannella on a 12x12x1.5in on a wood panel 
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