A Recursive Series of Paintings Inspired by One Woman’s Second-Ever Work of Art

Over the last couple of weeks, Reddit users have been slowly but steadily breaking the internet’s space-time continuum with a series of recursive paintings. The fateful catalyst was posted on Reddit two weeks ago, with a photo of a woman holding a painting of a bird, her second painting ever. The photo’s caption, “My mom painted this and said no one would like it. It’s her 2nd painting,” inspired another user to paint a painting of the woman holding her painting, captioned “I painted somebody’s mom,” and mayhem ensued from there…¬†You can follow the progress of this real-life meme via this Github page.

This is her second painting ever.

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A painting of a painting.

A painting of a painting of a painting.

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

This painting inception is getting ridiculous...

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  1. Anonymous February 7, 2019

    Like looking into a pair of mirrors but less green.

  2. Jimmz February 8, 2019

    bewildering like some of these people actually spent time doing this….

  3. Anonymous February 8, 2019

    Made my head spin.

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