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Believe It Or Not: This Portrait Was Created with Thousands of Tiny Holes

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Norwegian artist Anne-Karin Furunes’ portraits might look like black-and-white photographs, but that’s just your eyes playing tricks on you. They’re actually paintings made with of thousands and thousands of tiny holes. Anne creates them by punching perforations into large canvases, creating the effect of monochromatic hyper-realistic portraits.

Anne has been perfecting her unique perforation technique since the 1990s, when she was a student of architecture and art at the Art Academy of Trondheim. All the main painters back then used a lot of paint on the canvas, she said, but she wanted to ‘enter the canvas’ in her own way.

“So I tried to find my own language,” she explains. “At that time, I was really interested in photos – old photos, albums, private albums – and I think it was the idea of trying to transform these photos to something physical, something bigger. And to give it a kind of soft treatment so it was, in a way, a memory. Something that is coming and disappearing at the same time.” The holes, she said, are symbolic of memories – how they disappear exactly when you try to grasp them.

Anne’s technique is really quite extraordinary – she punches each hole by hand, using thirty different sizes of punch holes. “I sit with the canvas on the floor and I make each hole by hand. It’s almost a meditative process of doing painting, it’s a kind of slow process,” she said. “When I make these holes, I have to put it (the canvas) against the wall and see if it functions. And very often it has maybe not the the light in the eyes that I want, so I have to make bigger holes. So I’m in a way, playing back and forth.”

Because her old studio was too small, Anne used mirrors to assess her portraits from the right distance. But now that she’s moved to a larger studio, she’s able to walk around and find the right focal point from which her paintings reveal their secrets.

Light plays a very important role in Anne’s art – each piece can entirely change its appearance based on the light in its surroundings. The darkened edges and diffused faces show us that the subjects could be from the Victorian era, but the style and placement of the holes are more contemporary like digital pixelation. This creates an air of mystery around the portraits, giving them a timeless appeal.

Anne also said that she is totally enchanted by faces, which are mostly the subjects of her paintings. She can walk around in big cities for hours, just looking at people’s faces. Through her artworks, she has portrayed the faces of various groups of people forgotten by society – the Jews deported from Norway, or the female soldiers who fought in the Finnish Civil War of 1918. She likes depicting the beauty and vulnerability of people, although she does create a background landscape or a pattern at times. But eyes are of special interest to her, so some of her pieces show just the eyes of a person in a narrow, horizontal panel.

“To me, my paintings should be a kind of event,” Anne explained. “It should be something that the audience should move around to see the paintings. And it’s important to me that they go closer to the paintings so that the image disappears and then you move and find the right focal point for you, as a person.” It’s the same way with life, according to Anne – when we look at things up close, we may not grasp what they are, but patterns are revealed to us from a larger perspective.

“It’s not an illusion on canvas,” said Anne. “It’s the absence of an illusion, or it’s actually the space that makes these portraits happen. And it is, in a way, appearing in the head of the viewer. So it’s all in your head, actually.”

Photos: Anne-Karin Furunes

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Shocking! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

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Shocking!!! 6 Months Old Baby Raped By 3 Guys

A Twitter user @mskhaddie has shared that she saw a 6 months old baby who was reportedly raped by 3 guys while she was in the hospital with her colleague who took her son to the hospital.

See her narration below:

My colleague took her son to the hospital yesterday, while she was waiting to see the doctor, a 6months old baby was rushed to the hospital. 3guys raped her.
So many evil people in this world.

She will take her son to the hospital tomorrow for another checkup…I will ask her for an update.

Parents don’t leave your children with anybody, don’t trust anybody with your children. Not uncles or aunties and certainly not your neighbours.

Her tweet below:

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Nigerian Parents Arrested After Teen Son Dies During Religious Fast

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A Nigerian couple have been arrested in the US after their 15-year-old son reportedly died during a 40-day religious fast.

Kehinde Omosebi, 49, and Titilayo Omosebi, 48, of Reedsburg, were on Tuesday charged with child neglect causing death and child neglect causing great bodily harm.

The father was said to have walked to the Reedburg police station on Sunday, to report his son had died on Friday, Chief Timothy Becker said.

Investigators who went to the Omosebi home reportedly had to force their way in, as the doors was padlocked on the inside. No food was discovered in the home. They found the “extremely emaciated and deceased” teenager, and also found a gaunt 11-year-old child, along with his mother, Titilayo, who was also undernourished, according to the report.

The father, Kehinde, told authorities that the family began fasting on July 19, and that he was a “religious minister affiliated with Cornerstone Reformation Ministries,” which is believed by police to have been made up.

The mother and 11-year-old were transported to a hospital. The mother reportedly refused medical treatment due to religious reasons, and was taken to the Sauk County Jail.

The child remains in protective custody at Children’s Hospital in Madison, while, according to Becker, the parents are eating while in jail.

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This Illuminati Conspiracy Theory Of Celebrities With Black Eyes Will Shock You..

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A bizarre conspiracy theory has emerged suggesting that celebrities seen sporting a black left eye are part of the Illuminati. Former US President George W. Bush, along with the Pope, Prince Philip and Prince Andrew, have all also been photographed with black eyes.

According to some conspiracy theorists, the black left eye is part of a cult or ‘Illuminati’ high-level initiation ritual during which the pledger is said to be forced to ‘eat pain’ in a quest to become more powerful.

Author and internet radio show host Sherry Shriner –  who wrote the book Interview With The Devil, in which she claimed to converse with Lucifer – has spoken of the link between these black eyes and ‘soul scalping’.

According to Shriner, government leaders, people on TV with their own shows and hundreds of popular entertainers have sold their souls to Satan.

‘You cannot be on TV now, without signing on the dotted line. The bizarre recurrence of facial bruises on Illuminati politicians and entertainers has resulted in speculation that their souls have been replaced in a satanic ritual called “soul scalping”,’ she said.

Shriner, who died earlier this year, believed all the powerful people in the world have been soul scalped.

She said that this can one done in a number of ritualistic ways, all of which result in a ‘possession’, whereby the human soul is removed and the body taken over by the demonic entity.

In conspiracy circles, this process is also known as a ‘walk-in’. Some people believe the blackened eye is a result of soul scalping.

Meanwhile, celebrities have come up with various explanations for how they got their black eyes over the years.

The Pope was said to have hit his eye when riding through the streets of Cartagena, Columbia in the ‘Pope-mobile’ last year.

Several news reports stated that he had made a joke about the injury, saying that he’d been punched.

Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that even members of the royal family have been spotted with black eyes over the years.

Some researchers suggest a link between the bearers of black eyes to the worship of the Egyptian sun god Horus, whose left eye was black and represented the moon and whose right eye was white and represented the sun.

Culled from Daily Mail

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