The Chameleon & the Rose

Digital Painting: The Chameleon & the Rose

About the Painting

This digital painting is a surrealist image of an octopus holding a long-stemmed rose, onto which is perched a panther chameleon.

Garr's concept for this work was to present a trio of objects that don't normally appear together. These individual elements are favourites from Garr's memories, and just seemed to fill the bill perfectly:

He has always been fascinated by octopii (yes... I know... “octopuses” just doesn't feel right), so this was a natural fit.

A beautiful, red long-stemmed rose is always a great subject for a painting. The fact that the stem of this rose couldn't possibly support the weight of the chameleon just adds to the surrealism.

Garr loves lizards of all sorts, but a particular favourite is the panther chameleon — because of its incredible colouring.

The result is an imagining of a seemingly impossible scene, dredged from the recesses of Garr’s mind. Or perhaps it's something he saw at the end of his garden. No one can be sure.

If you're looking for similar inspiration for a creative work, a useful tool is Garr's Random Imagist Sentence Generator.

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The Specs...

Digital art resembling an acrylic painting, reproduced on gallery-wrapped canvas — Size (W x H): 60cm x 38cm (24in x 15in).

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