Russian artist Yulia Brodskaya creates playful illustrations, installations and paper cut works using a unique method she developed after leaving her graphic design job in 2006. The artist rolls tiny strips of colorful paper into spirals that she aggregates into larger shapes, creating textural works that lie somewhere on the horizon between two and three dimensions. Her whimsical, springy work invites a sense of optimism. While paper cut art is typically a small-scale medium, Brodskaya often creates mural-sized artworks and installations for commercial clients, using paper to transform rigid spaces into fantastical realms. See more on Hi-Fructose.
Fantastical portraits bring trees to life by Elido Turco
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“Dream Creatures’Have you ever walked through the woods and felt like someone was watching you? Italian photographer Elido Turco takes this concept to the next level with his images that turn tree bark into caricatures. Many of his fantastical images use simple concepts of mirror imaging to create elaborate beings that seem to come straight from J.R.R. Tolkien’s books or Jim Henson’s sketches. These silly, serious and often creepy trees each have their own personality — so let your imagination run wild as you tour Turco’s eccentric tree portraits.Via: mnn