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Root Canal In Chinatown is a creation by the artist Jared Christopher Martin. Category Construction, Street, Expressionism, Adventure, Digital art. This began as a trip to my dentist in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. The early morning streets were filled with produce trucks delivering fish and vegetables, the sidewalks being swept by tired looking proprietors, the clang of metal window guards being rolled up and a whoosh of steam from a manhole cover made strange battle like sounds beneath an imitation Qing dynasty…

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This began as a trip to my dentist in Philadelphia’s Chinatown. The early morning streets were filled with produce trucks delivering fish and vegetables, the sidewalks being swept by tired looking proprietors, the clang of metal window guards being rolled up and a whoosh of steam from a manhole cover made strange battle like sounds beneath an imitation Qing dynasty arch looming silently overhead. Roast ducks hung upside down in a nearby window, two stores down fish lay melting in buckets of ice, glazed eyes winking with reflected light from the windows of a passing bus. People walked sightlessly, old women with carts maneuvered through bulky men in business suits, a crowd emerged from the subway and dispersed like a flock of crows. I paused before the dental office door. My dentist is a graceful women who takes care with her work and makes interesting conversation, but in a few moments I will sit in a reclining chair next to instruments of torture in gleaming order on starched white linen and she will invade my mouth and inflict pain and an hour later I will depart in a chemically altered state and wander these same streets. Every aspect of this rushed at me all at once - the multi prismatic variety of details and sensations pouring through my mind while I struggled to keep autonomic responses in good order and engage the human training that kept me from being branded a lunatic. How could I express this in a single image – it should be a film, or a chapter in a novel, or if I were a true artist I would compress it into a poem like Bukovsky. I remember that photography is a mirror with a memory. Like so many times before I take pictures with my small camera; a door handle, a street light, the skyline; realizing my urge to turn these sensations into art is an attempt to stop time and become for one tiny moment on equal terms with the universe. This is a ludicrous idea, but I feel balanced again and oddly comforted and open the door and go in. Finished in encaustic - size 50 X 56.

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Equipment sony RX100 II, computer, printer
Technical photo material & texture elements composited & printed, hand detailed, rescanned & posted in PS – print and finish in encaustic
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Uploaded 23 August 2014 at 03:53pm
Created 23 August 2014 at 12:00am
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Selected by editors 24 August 2014 at 10:55pm
Selected Excellence 24 August 2014 at 10:55pm
Award for the jury selection 25 August 2014 at 08:05pm
Artscore selection 26 August 2014 at 09:06am
Award for artists selection 23 August 2014 at 03:53pm
Selected Visa 29 August 2014 at 12:56pm

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Cees Maas avatar
Cees Maas What a very nice dizziness!
23 August 2014 at 03:56pm
James A Crawford avatar
James A Crawford I become swallowed in the depth of the street finding my way in the nooks an crannies. My eyes filled with candy sparking my mental nodes. Excellent as always, Jared..!
23 August 2014 at 04:30pm
Françoise Lucas avatar
Françoise Lucas Amazing colour sensations. I like the accompanying written story a lot too.
23 August 2014 at 04:39pm
Egon Kronschnabel avatar
Egon Kronschnabel A wonderful description of driving in this quarter.
Image and text complement each other in a special way.
A work of art that binds the viewer.
23 August 2014 at 05:30pm
Bernd Walz avatar
Bernd Walz Impressive piece of artwork again
23 August 2014 at 05:34pm
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Eye2see My compliments to your creativity!
23 August 2014 at 06:03pm
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Yucel Basoglu BEAUTIFUL!+++
23 August 2014 at 06:33pm
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Ghost Limited Extra !
23 August 2014 at 07:30pm
Paul Surdulescu avatar
Paul Surdulescu Amazing !
23 August 2014 at 09:32pm
Taddei Gennaro avatar
Taddei Gennaro As ever ... you just followed your obsession to turn ALL your reality(yes) into a piece of art... Thank you
24 August 2014 at 02:14am
Abi Katon avatar
Abi Katon Brillant intepretation and presentation, an exceptional piece of art in this genre *****
24 August 2014 at 04:15am
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Anonymous master
24 August 2014 at 06:30am
Gérard Bret avatar
Gérard Bret Magnifique. Ton travail est excellent. Bonne journée. Amitiés Gérard.
24 August 2014 at 06:48am
Gérard Verbecelte avatar
Gérard Verbecelte There is so much to discover, we take great pleasure to return several times to appreciate its complexity. This allows me to have complete freedom of interpretation of this work that excels in its originality. Brilliant!
24 August 2014 at 10:44am
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Maria Frodl highly impressive work!
24 August 2014 at 11:13am
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Alessandro Rovelli Always a delight for my eyes!
24 August 2014 at 09:07pm
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Michaela Sibi Magnificent and impressive!
24 August 2014 at 09:07pm
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Sabine Anna Sirey Réellement admirable ...
25 August 2014 at 12:28am
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Hengki Koentjoro Superb
25 August 2014 at 07:46pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta A wonderful world
26 August 2014 at 02:28pm
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Souvik Chakraborty A visual delight!
2 September 2014 at 10:05pm
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Katia Chausheva epic..
9 September 2014 at 02:11pm
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André Schmucki great!
13 October 2014 at 07:41pm
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Jan Kluveld Admirable
28 May 2017 at 11:07am

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