Thanks to Amy, I was recently acquainted with the lively work of Enemies Yay. It’s the brainchild of Australian artists and designers Pete Cromer and Laura Blythman. They collaborate on vibrant collages that use hand-painted and cut papers that form happy animals, fruits, specters, and more. I love their technique and all of the kooky characters that are made of fun shapes.
You can purchase prints, cards, and more in their online shop.
I’m loving these small objects by Chau Nguyen. The Houston-based artist and teacher created them as an experiment. She writes, “For my second test [below] of these tiny pieces (still unnamed) I used a rougher textured clay. Dreaming of a wall covered with these?”
An entire wall? Yes, please!
Here’s more work by Nguyen. In addition to teaching and art-making, she’s also a buyer/partner of the shop Myth + Symbol.
What makes something cute? Is it the size? The material? The content? Obviously, it’s a subjective term that varies from person to person. To me, something that is small, colorful, and occasionally cuddly is adorable. Some people might think otherwise. Here are 10 of ‘em for your Friday. Enjoy!
It’s been a while since I’ve featured photographic collages. I picked these works by Rocio Montoya because I like them and because they have a flora twist to them, loosely relating to yesterday’s post about Michelle’s Morin’s illustrations. The blooms seen here peek from behind flesh and distort the face with a beautiful mix of color and delicate textures.
These images are from Montoya’s Behance page.