medium /// paper




kelly o’connor



I wrote about the collages of American artist Kelly O’Connor almost four years ago {where does the time go?!}, and here we are again. Found images, bits of color, and just the perfect amount of glitter! I couldn’t decide which set of two I loved the most, so I just posted all of them… ladies in fancy glasses, collections of vintage things, and geometric scenery that you can only get from a pair of scissors ‘n some glue! Love. ps. Some of this work is in a show, until June 7th, at the David Shelton Gallery in Houston.

{I found that final piece on a pinboard by Artsy Forager… that led me to do a bit of foraging as well!}





elsa mora


I have loved the work of California based artist Elsa Mora for ages {and she writes an amazing art blog where I often find the most fabulous ceramics}. I’ve written about Elsa’s ceramics before, but just found this gorgeous Frida Kahlo painted paper doll in her unbelievable portfolio of amazingness! So narrative, so beautiful, and really really FUN! I think Frida would have loved this too… it might have even made her want to dance:

You can buy the paper doll here, and a print of this piece here. Happy weekend to you!





keun young park




Whoa. Teeny tiny bits of torn and pasted photo on paper. This is the meticulous work of Korean born, New Jersey based artist Keun Young Park. I do not know how she has the patience to create masterpiece after masterpiece… absolutely stunning.

{Thanks to Jeanne for the link to this work}





tiffanie turner






Gasp! Gorgeous, delicate, GIGANTIC flowers… made entirely of paper! PAPER. This is the stunning work of San Francisco based architect/artist Tiffanie Turner… those happen to be her dress-covered legs in the first photo of the post, just to give you a sense of scale. Yep, these botanical beauties all range between 23″ to 36″ in diameter… a light pink dahlia that is three feet across? Yes. I am going to need that. All of these insanely amazing flowers are part of a show called “Heads” that is currently showing at Rare Device in San Francisco. The show is up until May 28th, so take a break from working in your real garden and go visit this ridiculously gorgeous paper garden… no weeding necessary! [Opening reception: May 9th from 6 - 8pm]

{ps. Each of these crazy paper blooms can take Tiffanie anywhere between 35 – 80 hours to complete… gasp! Again.}

*Top-most photo taken by Sarah Deragon, all other images were shot by Tiffanie.




macarena ruiz-tagle


Whoa. This is the work of Chilean born, Berlin based artist Macarena Ruiz-Tagle. It’s acrylic on paper… I did not know that acrylic on paper {20″x30″} could look this mesmerizing! Is it watered down and sprayed on? I have no idea, but I do love it! All of these paintings are from her Atmosphere Series. What I love the most about this series is how the mood changes so drastically from one piece to the next. Amazing that a simple color change can do that. I organized them from stormy/lonely to happy/energizing. What a difference it would be to own the black piece vs the pink piece… hm, maybe I need both so they can balance each other out!





natasha law


Ok, I did not know that gloss paint on paper could look this sexy… well it does when London based artist Natasha Law is involved! Yes, those semi-nudes are very sultry, but so are Natasha’s compositions and color choices. Elegant, clean, graphic, and yep… kinda hot.

* I had to include this little tidbit… Natasha is not the only talented, creative person in her family. Her brother happens to be Jude Law.





ted feighan




It’s true. I have a thing for plant/flower collages. I collect vintage gardening books, cut them up into tiny bits, and then covet every single petal. So, I guess it’s not a surprise to say that I am totally smitten with the collage work of Ted Feighan. I am not happy about that snake [enter phobia here], but I may have to add books about tribal art, and golden jaguars, to my slightly obsessive thrift shoppin’ list.





maud vantours


GAH!!!!! That was almost all I could muster for this post. Either that or, GASP!!! This is the insanely beautiful paper work of Paris based artist Maud Vantours, and I love it all! Her color choices {that grey, yellow, coral piece is killing me}, all of those layers, the cutting?! GAH/GASP, indeed.





cassia beck




So fun! Well, except for that lady that is currently drowning in a sea of hard candies… but if you’ve gotta go, that’s a pretty fun way to do it! Colorful, simple, vintage collage work by UK based artist Cassia Beck. I wrote about her photography years ago, and was so pleased when I came across her collages! I had no idea that she did this kind of work as well. SO FUN!

ps. All of these pieces are very affordably priced and available in Cassia’s Etsy shop.





anthony gerace





Remember those little puzzles where you had to slide the squares one at a time until you could make the full picture? No? Well in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, these gorgeous collages by London based artist Anthony Gerace totally make me think of that! Found faces jumbled up into new peek-a-booish compositions… stunning!