Category Archives: Collage

Raku Inoue


Admiring this series of handmade insect collages created by Montrial-based illustrator, artist and designer, Raku Inoue.  The artist created his “Natura Insects” series with seasonal materials influenced by one of the principles of Ikebana to use materials that are abundant and at hand. On Treehugger he explains his work as follows: 

“But especially for this type of work, the goal is to not overthink, to try to create in a very natural way. When I work with different publicity agencies, they often have a specific direction that they want me to take. So I just came up with this exercise to make me to be more apt to create in a more spontaneous way. Often the best work is done when going with the flow.”

More of his work can be seen on Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Raku Inoue.

Helen Ahpornsiri

Admiring the intricate collages created by England based artist, Helen Ahpornsiri.  She studied illustration  at the university but was inspired by paper cutting and collage which led her to experiment with fern collage.  The images are made by using only pressed flowers, petals, stems and leaves.  The pressed pieces are cut and delicately positioned to create the illustrations.

More of her work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram.  Prints of these illustrations can be purchased here on her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Helen Ahpornsiri.

 

Jane Mitchell-Finch

Jane Mitchell-Finch is a textile designer who works mainly with fabrics, using hand and free machine embroidery to create badges, brooches and collages. She trained in graphic design but has always been drawn to create things, selling in local shops, fairs, and markets. Her hand-crafted items are unique drawing inspiration from the country side and the coast. Her brand Mitchell-Finch can be found on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images: Courtesy of Jane Mitchell-Finch.