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June 14, 2010
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Ice Cream Mandala by HisHalfElf Ice Cream Mandala by HisHalfElf
Ice Cream Mandala by Aaron Bolton (boltonfineart.com), Oil on Canvas, 18" x 24", Original for Sale

"beautiful piece man! keep it up aaron and you'll take over the world..." --Michael Hussar commenting on Ice Cream Mandala

After finishing the central ice cream bowl, the mandala quality visible in this top-down perspective became apparent and informed the rest of the work. The painting expands in a fusion of eastern and western mandala traditions. These traditions are blended with contemporary art references which also served, in part, to inspire the subject matter for the piece initially. Some of the aesthetic pursuits driving the work include luxury, wealth and wetness. I also consider this work to be aligned with the discs suit of the tarot.
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Given 2010-07-28
The concept alone behind Ice Cream Mandala is sensational as it is invigorating, matched only by the electrifying effect of resting a whirlwind of chaos atop glorious, gilded symmetry. Rich, unique and fantastic work by *HisHalfElf. ( Featured by snowmask )
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FairyWorkshop Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is truly impressive.
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I am grateful for the comment. Thank you!
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Santiago-1990 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Excelente trabajo !!!
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Lucy-H9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
OMG :wow:
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RS-S Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
a rather deep bow of respect for your incredible talents.
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you very much
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unusedEmotion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
You've been featured here: [link]
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
 Thanks! I gave the article a :+fav:
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scy1024 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
This is the mandala for the modern time. Great job, Aaron!
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:iconshadoisk:
Shadoisk Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's a painting? That's really cool.
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buzzin-bim Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaah craaazay!! awesuome work!
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DoS-AlmaS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
now im hungry... lol
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CaptainStabby Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks delicious and sparkly! Two of my favorite things :)
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ankochan95 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nom nom nom beautiful!
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allyalltheway Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love this concept, and i love icecream... =D
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GnomesAndCookies Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I always knew that there is something more about ice cream, something that transcends the everyday experience, something that borders on divine... thank you for proving that point in such a luscious exceptional way... bravo :clap: :clap: :clap:
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roxy932211 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
No way :eyepopping: Haha I thought ice cream was only meant for eating. Amazing of you to do a mandala like this :worship:
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animeloverful Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: This looks really cool
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Petethetoad Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ICE CREAM is amazing and this is too the only problem is I wanner eat it
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WinterLilly12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So...hungry...now.
Awesome job!!
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Alejandra-perez Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing painting! It looks like a photo! :D You are really talented!
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Bluedog24wolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
OH I want some
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chichocz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I love it! Beautifull colors and details. It looks yummy! :)
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mei0023 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I had to do a double-take before I realized it was ice cream.
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anpati92 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
lol that's so creative, I truly like it ^^
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LisaCrowBurke Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome idea :clap:
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AmanndaSierra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
@w@ delicious.., D: i need
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davepuls Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured :star: in this month's Journal features for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]

Dave (:icondavepuls:)
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's very kind, thank you!!
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davepuls Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome =)
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mfaile Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
What type of medium do you use with your oil ? I use a half turp, half linseed oil mixture with a touch
of damar .
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mfaile Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
What type of medium do you use with your oil ? I use a half turp, half linseed oil mixture with a touch
of damar .
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I use a combination (half and half) of stand oil and linseed oil :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Ingenious and delicious concept!
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Octopus-Zeal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It took me a while to realize this wasn't a photo. Stunning. :D
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HisHalfElf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I sincerely appreciate that affirmation and the +watch. I have more paintings on the way, one of which can be seen in progress on my website [link] Hopefully they will be finished and ready to post sooner than later :) Thanks again
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Toivo-Ja-Kuolema Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
This is simply stunning. Revisiting the buddhist meditation through the sin of gluttony is an idea which is, well, amazing =)
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AeonAlliance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
lovely, simply lovely.....and now i want icecream
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camargosa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
hooo es toda una imagen religiosa!
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WraxAon Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Looks great. Thought it was a picture when I first saw it until I saw the category it was in. The only downside to it being a painting is you cannot eat it when you're done ;)
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qilorar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow :love:
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marcocomi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Pornography. It exudes luxury from every stroke.
Congratulations for the idea and the great result.
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DragonPress Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
thats just awsome! its wonderful how you worked the image into the knot work - you almost don't realize the content at first, and its just so pretty! :D
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Cherished-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student General Artist
That is absolutely perfect!!! What a beautiful decor and the center piece makes me hungry. What more could be desired? :D
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Crazy2728T Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
absolutely brilliant
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ryokooni Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Yummy! and messy!!! I LOVE IT!!!
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:iconzasu:
zasu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
now, THAT is something i could meditate on :D
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kimlasca Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D From far away it looked almost like some kind of decoration. Or a painting. Something like that.
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
The piece is a stunner! To the ice cream to the fluid motions of the syrup right down to the table top! Painted painstakingly with a realism touch! Kudos! :clap:
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IreneRoga Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I could help you to destroy this :9
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