Seattle-based artist Shaun Kardinal has created a series of hand-embroidered paper collage using vintage postcards, ephemera and found objects. This multidisciplinary artist likes to create, curate and follow visual art online. He often meanders second hand stores in search for inspiration and raw materials. On Dirty Laundry Mag he says this about his work:
â€œI loved the tactility of the puncture. I was attracted to the vibrant hues and romantic nostalgia that wasnâ€™t my own. It was also fun to seek out the postcards, with their antique store ubiquity.
â€œI enjoy the ideation and execution of my projects more than making money, and as long as Iâ€™m in a position to be able to make that happen, I would like to continue doing so.â€
You can see more of his work on his website and on Facebook.
Images: Courtesy of Shaun Kardinal.
Admiring these intricately cut paper collages created by UK based artist Jane Robbins. She studied
graphic design at Hornsey College of Art focusing primarily on printmaking. She later began to work in paper collage and with encouragement from family and friends decided to make it a full time career. Her unique and beautiful collage images are inspired by flat pattern, patchwork, and found objects. You can view more of her work on her website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Jane Robbins.
Visual artist Matt W. Moore stepped away from his vibrant geometric paintings and street art to create these impressive organic mandalas. This â€˜Mosaic Mandala Seriesâ€™ was created with found natural elements and skillfully arranged into fascinating geometric designs. On his website he explains the project as follows:
â€œHaving spent most of my recent years in cities, and many of my recent months indoors during the wintertime painting on canvas and paper, I decided it was a good play to take full advantage of the sunshine and wilderness and develop a series that would allow me to explore the beauty of Utah, create work with my hands, and celebrate the native color palette of the landscape.â€
â€œThis series of mosaic mandalas was created entirely with elements foraged on the mountain and in the valley : River pebbles and stones, shale, red rocks from the high elevations, dead branches from aspen trees, bark from evergreens, cattails from the lakeâ€™s edge, dried wild grasses from yesteryear, and cut dead branches exposing the rings of the treeâ€™s life. Everything was right there for me, all I had to do was notice itâ€™s potential.â€
You can see more of his work on his website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Matt W. Moore.