Strangely Inviting Paintings of Plants with CDs, Vinyl Records, and VHS Tapes

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Dane Lovett’s paintings work on two levels: The juxtaposition of plants living in jars of water with outdated cultural artifacts — Black Sabbath records, New Order CDs, VHS tapes — suggests the limited life span of objects plucked from the context in which they thrive. But for music lovers nostalgic for the days when albums were primarily physical, it’s also strangely comforting to see them paired so elegantly with leaves and flowers. In fact, if we had the budget for fine art, these pictures would be on our shopping list. Click through to see some of our favorite paintings by the Melbourne, Australia-based artist, and visit his website for a whole lot more.

Dane Lovett, Movement, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152cm. Spotted via Booooooom

Dane Lovett, The Island, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 183cm

Dane Lovett, Double Feature, 2010, acrylic on aluminium composite panel, 56 x 41.5 cm

Dane Lovett, Something for Nothing, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 183 x 152cm

Dane Lovett, Nothing High Grade, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 81 x 61 cm

Dane Lovett, Seventeen Lies, 2009, watercolour on paper, 101 x 76cm

Dane Lovett, Vol. 4 Bacterio, 2012, acrylic and watercolour on paper, 76 x 56cm

Dane Lovett, Still Life, 2010, acrylic on aluminium composite panel, 56 x 41.5 cm

Dane Lovett, Gimme Shelter A, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 81 x 61 cm

Dane Lovett, Cosmos Vessel, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 214 x 152cm