In the world of shamans, yogis and Burning Man diehards, animals are the invisible spirits that protect us. But in painter Eric Freeman's equally trippy world, the animals can't be missed.

Freeman's birds and beasts roam free in bright colors that only appear in electrified dreams. Realism takes a backseat to the color spectrum, and we have to say, we like it! Until the impossible happens and the world's population of flamingos turns neon pink, we'll have to settle for our imaginary spirit animals, the occasional lurid dream and Freeman's version of the animal kingdom.

Click through the slideshow below and let us know how you feel about Freeman's color choices:

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  • Eric Leon Freeman "BLUE HUMMINGBIRD" (2011) acrylic on linen, 12" x 12"

  • Eric Leon Freeman "King August's August Exodus" (2011) Oil and Enamel on Linen, 90" x 60"

  • Eric Leon Freeman "I Remember" (2011) Oil and Enamel on Linen, 90" x 60"

  • Eric Leon Freeman "Yellow Seagull” (2008) Colored Pencils on Paper, 14” x 16”

  • Eric Leon Freeman “Thee Tantalizer” (2008) Oil Pastel on Paper, 10.5" x 13.5"

  • Eric Leon Freeman "The Windy Spring" (2012) Oil on Linen, 48" x 72"

  • Eric Leon Freeman "THE BIRDS OF PARADISE ARE CALLING YOU (FOR ANOUK)" (2011) OIL ON LINEN, 48" x 72"

  • "One Last Look" (2011) oil and acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24"

Eric Freeman's works will show in the "Modus Operandi" group exhibition at Boswell Mourot Fine Art In Miami from October 6 through October 31.

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