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Randy Ortiz  Winnipeg, MB, Canada

'Among the Rocks and Roots'
'F*ck the facts'

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About Randy

Randy Ortiz is a self-taught artist and he illustrates and designs his art by attaching his mouth to a goatfish, secreting an anticoagulant into the host, and drawing with the blood and melted tissue that spills from the gelatinous orifice.

Rumor has it he began his life as a burrowing freshwater larva; toothless, with rudimentary eyes, and a taste for microorganisms.

Ortiz transformed into an adult human through metamorphosis. It involved a radical rearrangement of internal organs, development of eyes and transformation from a mud-dwelling filter feeder into an efficient swimming parasite and sexual tyrannosaurus.

He draws influence from the dead shells of insect vessels ravaged by parasitic cordyceps, naturally careful not to inhale the deadly strings of ascospores created by the flask-shaped perithecia.

Randy appears in the following Top 10 lists






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"Best bio ever"


"I love these they remind me of fairy tale illustrations from Kay Nielsen or Arthur Rackman but from a weird dream. The write up, questionable"

"Best "about the artist" ever! Haha! The art is amazing too!"

"This very interesting. I like the way the artist has made the girl's face white to draw your eyes directly to her"

"not bad"

"is there a chicken in the left circle?"

"different & alittle weird,but i like!"

"very cool"


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