If you noticed something strange about this painting, you're right. The fact is, it's not actually a painting at all. Instead, it's a painted man photographed riding a bus.

This fascinating twist on portraiture is the handiwork of artist Alexa Meade. If you enjoy the artwork, I highly recommend you view more of her work on InventorSpot.com, her portfolio on her website and her Flickr account.

While the artwork itself is brilliant, I think my favorite part of her works are the images that show her working with the subjects, giving a surreal context to the painted subjects.