A true artist sees potential in everything, even the stuff the rest of think of as garbage. A painter named Dave Pollot is using his skill to transform what people throw in the trash into something they want to hang on the wall.
Bored Panda reports that Pollot collects old paintings and etchings from thrift stores and garage sales, touches up any old wounds, and then paints his own vision on top, adding in characters and images to completely transform the image’s meaning:
He’s especially good at incorporating whatever pop culture element it is into the style of the painting itself, so they seem like part of the original piece:
I’ve seen The Last Jedi and I have a theory about the porgs (if you haven’t seen it, don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler). So, I believe that these little bastards have everyone (but me) fooled with the cutesy-big-eyed bs, when in reality, they’re really meat-eating monsters who’d eat their own kind without hesitation. In fact, in the one scene with Chewy, the porg wasn’t sad that a wookie was about to eat his buddy, he was begging for a bite…
But it’s still jarring and funny when you notice what the change is: