Tag Archives: #collage

Natalie Ciccoricco

Found these on This is Colossal one of our favorite go to source for talents. These ‘Nesting’ series of artwork is the creation of California-based artist Natalie Ciccoricco who embroiders lengthy colorful stitches with twigs mounted on handmade paper.  The Dutch born mix media designer creates collages and illustrations with the use of embroidery thread in combination with other materials such as old books, magazines, photographs, natural objects and other ephemera. She draws inspiration from her dreams, nature, arts, literature and my travels. In her bio she says this about her work: 

“CREATING ART IS A FORM OF MEDITATION TO ME”

“First, I take my time picking out my materials. I carefully prepare them for embroidery and select the different colors of thread I will use. My favorite part is the stitching itself, as it slowly reveals what the piece will look like. 

The repetition of the motions is a very calming process. Even though I always have an idea in my mind of the end result, the finished piece can be quite surprising.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her artwork is available for purchase on her website shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Natalie Ciccoricco.

Louis Reith

Loving the geometric compositions of Dutch illustrator/designer/artist Louis Reith. The Amsterdam-based artist create drawings, collages, paintings and installations.  The abstract compositions are linked to his fascination with every aspect of the printed book.  On an interview with LVL3 he says this about his process:

“It really depends on what I’m working on. The source material for my collages is derived from vintage books, in which not only subject and size play a role, but also the printing technique and color. The books are stripped from their covers and subject to observant deconstruction. What remains are loose pages and spreads that are processed, with their actual compositions as a coincidental starting point. It’s really about observing, shifting, thinking and taking time, letting it rest before I make the final decisions.”

More of his work can be viewed on his website and on Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Louis Reith.

Tom Abbiss Smith

Tom Abbiss Smith is an illustration graduate from Norwich University of the Arts, UK.  He explores shape and form to produce abstract designs and illustrations that are frequently applied as surface pattern design to clothing, homeware products, packaging, posters and accessories. On an interview with Find Liaison he says this about inspiration: 

“It’s probably going to sound very cliche, but everything I see around me on a daily basis. If you really look around you and observe, there are beautiful textures, shapes, colors, etc. everywhere. I love that there is the possibility to reappropriate all of these things into artwork. Nature is perhaps the most prominent inspiration to my work, however. There’s so much variation when looking at it, and that excites me a lot.”


You can view more of his work on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Tom Abbiss Smith.