This is the story Ariane submitted with her trade offer:
I made this giant cigarette painting out of an existing oil painting of buddha on linen, vintage coupons from packs of cigarettes (that I traded for on bARTersauce) and cheap craft paint. It is awesome and disgusting. It makes people feel like they have smoked 40 cigarettes at once when they look at it. A good friend of mine recently saw it for the first time and said, "Gross, I hate it."
It's perfect. And it's just as yellow as a smoker's teeth, and that just doesn't come through from the photo.
It's 22" x 34 1/2" with the cigarette measuring in at a little over 2 feet long. Very impressive.
I'm a pirate and I need a ship. Please. Give me a ship. I also need the tiki book because I'm going to sail away to a tiki-like place any day now. Plus the shipping on this very large painting will be hefty, and I have entitlement issues. Pleeeeeeeeeeeease!?"
Ariane traded with me a few years back for a colossal stack of vintage cigarette coupons and they are featured as the background of this painting. I love it when people use something they've gotten from The Sauce in their next submission. It's called a remix and it's very special. Less special than potatoes but a little more special than cookies. Catfish?