Alien-Inspired Art

I think it makes sense for an artist to have some kind of schtick to differentiate themselves from the crowd. And Lloyd Canning's schtick is that he says his paintings are inspired by images that extraterrestrials project into his brain. According to him, this image projection began after the aliens first abducted him in 2005. The Mirror has more details. Also check out Canning's website.

He reminds me of Flora Marian Spore, the 1920s artist who claimed her paintings were inspired by ghosts. (See Paul's post from back in 2012.)

     Posted By: Alex - Wed Dec 31, 2014
     Category: Aliens | Art

The ultimate in outsider art! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 12/31/14 at 07:39 AM
The first one is reminiscent of the terminator the second looks like a standard alien rendering.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/31/14 at 10:01 AM
Better than some of the 'main stream' stuff. At least you can see that there's talent being exhibited over a randomness of colors being flung onto a canvas.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/31/14 at 10:36 AM
Of course it is better than those apes-throwing-feces-on-a-canvas type 'artworks' we so often see. Just not original enough to have come from an alien mind meld in my opinion honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/31/14 at 10:56 AM
Give me M.C. Escher anytime.
Posted by KDP on 12/31/14 at 11:46 AM
Ever notice that aliens never bother to abduct people with brains far above average - phi beta kappa members? people with science degrees? mathematicians? rocket scientists or atomic scientists? Mensa members?
Posted by tadchem on 12/31/14 at 01:18 PM
Oh... they do but the really SMART people know enough to keep their mouths shut and use the information that was placed into their charge to make life here on Sol3 tastier more better.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/31/14 at 01:44 PM
My home, the Florida Everglades has always been a very popular alien abduction point. People would come and wait around during various real or imagery celestial events to be abducted. Close comets are a favorite. Special secret signal devices, tinfoil garments and hats, secret writing on the pavement. Sex in the bushes with other aspiring abductees. Quite the show. There was a very high probability that a person would be abducted by the massive clouds of hungry mosquitos. Hence the mysterious rashes on victims attributed to alien ray scans. A few over-enthusiastic seekers were abducted by local Rangers and left at mental health facilities (disguised mother ships) for scanning, interrogation and probes by blue and green dressed aliens. Beam me up now Scotty!
Posted by Gator Guy on 12/31/14 at 09:54 PM
You've got to admit this guy is the business. His art is so magical.
Posted by Steve Haywood on 02/09/15 at 10:48 AM
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