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This Artist Is Here To 'Confuse Your Brain' With Surreal Photo Art

Which one is your favorite?

Artist Monica Carvalho is here to "confuse your brain."

In a series Carvalho uploads to Instagram, the artist bends reality as we know it to create surreal photos viewers will want to stare at all day long. In one image, for example, Carvalho's work shows a hand grasping at a human eye, ever-so-slightly pulling it from its socket. "Eye got you," it's titled.

The edits are all produced using Photoshop, Carvalho explains on Bored Panda. Moreover, they're all made with her own original photography — no stock images required. 

"In my inspiration process, I try to find similarities between photos in terms of color, texture and shape. For example, two mountain peaks I shot in Greece reminded me of an upper lip; a path in Oxford had the same color as my skin; a pouch zip evoked eyelashes," Carvalho writes. 

"Other times I also like playing with sizes — my miniature friends 'buried' in my hand; the Empire State Building turned into a giant candle."

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Carvalho's work has garnered a following of more than 25,000 on Instagram, with people sharing their thoughts in the comments section.

"This is so beautiful! You're so talented!" one person writes. 

In another image, titled "I know you like the back of my sand," Carvalho shows a hand laying at the forefront of the image, fading into a beach landscape seamlessly.

We love seeing this artist's unique perspective on such everyday objects and scenes, and we can't wait to see what she creates next. 

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