Here’s a fun game: type a random word into Etsy, and sort by highest price. It’s a game that incorporates art, artists’ egos, supply-demand, and the madness of Etsy into a glee-spree.
Today, I typed in 5 emotion-words: fear, hate, disgust, love, and bromance.
Which emotion is worth the most on Etsy? Read on to find out.
^ Bromance is apparently the least important emotion in terms of the human wallet. Batmance, an original ink & acrylic painting by Lindsay Strubbe, is an even $1,000.
You can also get this as a tote bag for $38, which a part of me is very tempted to do.
^ Disgust: Boy/Girl Dichotomizer by ChaosmosDichotomizer. This $2,000 piece encourages you to “Enjoy reproducing the white heteromasculinity of a world populated by violent and oppressive gender binaries!”
… Did Etsy just out-Etsy itself?
^ Fear: Illumination Beyond Ursa Major by Dave Martsolf, whose website appears to be from 1997. Original painting, $40,320. You can (and should!) click through to see a close-up of the child’s inscrutable face.
^ Love: The Spirit of Magic Mushrooms by RaixeAirisCREATORS, is $266,341.73.
This piece, crafted from “glowing pens, glowing markers, pencils,” is 5.25″ by 5.5″.
The artist also has a $140,921.41 painting of a “mushroom of love.” (It’s a dong.)
This experiment, though tiny, is more proof that love conquers all.
Go about your day uplifted, Internet!