i’m jealous of david adey



Oh my word. These intricate paper collages are  the work of California based artist David Adey. He uses fashion magazines, and found google images as the starting point for his work… and then laser cuts, and craft-punches them into zillions of tiny fragments. He then meticulously pins each bit onto foam board, creating stunningly beautiful, and insanely elaborate mandalas. I’m pretty sure I’ll never look at a lipstick ad the same way again. Sigh. Gorgeous.

{via the artful desperado}






comments (7)

  1. Zia Daugherty /// 04.15.2013 /// 7:09am

    WOW! This boggles my mind. This is some impressively time consuming work… Incredible! Wow…

  2. the jealous curator /// 04.15.2013 /// 8:20am

    i know…. the patience to do work like this is beyond me!

  3. Kathleen /// 04.15.2013 /// 11:18am

    My mind is officially blown. I love it. I’ve been meaning to send you a link to Amanda Bradway’s work. She’s been doing amazing stuff with paper and bones – the symmetry (and endurance) in her work reminds me of this.

  4. the jealous curator /// 04.15.2013 /// 1:19pm

    wow! gorgeous – thanks for the link my friend! : )

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  7. Jennifer /// 09.19.2014 /// 10:31am

    astonishingly beautiful…