Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Little Shop of Horrors

Take a quick glance and this painting might look alright. But look at it for more than, say, two seconds and you'll start to wonder about the bog-eyed pinhead grinning creepily inside the shop, the giant children who are taller than the shop door, and the vague anatomy of all involved.

Or maybe they aren't really children at tall, but aliens masquerading as humans in order to enact some evil plan to eat human brains? The girl seems to have a woman's face, and the boy has a smile that says you aren't walking out of here with your brain intact. The look on the face of the man in the shop is testament to that.

UPDATE! Thanks to commenter Bernardo who noticed that the shopkeeper and Bolivian President Evo Morales could be very closely related...


  1. What makes it even creepier is that Evo Morales is the one selling cotton candy... I bet he's part of the alien conspiracy...

  2. That girl's, um crotch, is pretty high off the ground. I'm thinking maybe her huge thumb knows something about that.
    Can't even imagine what the boy is doing with his other hand. He looks like he's up to something.

  3. Them being aliens might explain why they don't know a thing about human anatomy, proportions, facial expression, emotions etc. their human costumes suck... yet, strangely, all fades when I'm looking at that vendor's warm, welcoming smile... I feel.... my... brain.... disintegr..... melting.... I'm..........smiling..... too.