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 [...]
"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"