Tag Archives: Collage

THE PRETERNATURAL

By Nosam Noj

“You fight me, hit me, wage war against me, yet…. here I stand. You cut me, soil my roots, burn me alive. Yet… here I remain, offering my arms to you as I close your eyes to your father. In acht nehmen! For he is here… waiting patiently for me to put down my shield. Your father does not force it; there is no need to. He simply weighs the days before you, who I protect… cuts me down for him. Now come my love… dry up my blood and put down my arms so that we may rest.” – The Mother Of Nature.


Jon Mason, aka Nosam Noj, is a 21-year-old from Trinidad and Tobago. He doesn’t consider himself a writer, artist or musician; he is a creator. This world is beautiful and dark; his life, the same. Therefore his work regurgitates it. He has met many intriguing entities, and some of his work portrays such beings. Find more from Noj here.

Mother Knows Best

By Lindsey Morrison Grant

“Mother Knows Best” Digital Collage B&W (Reimagined Vintage Imagery and Ideology) 2009 In another life… another era… of mine.


Lindsey Morrison Grant self-identifies as a neurodiverse, two-spirit, elder storyteller deeply rooted in The Great Pacific Northwest. Grant attributes success and survival, if not salvation, to a superlative support system, mindfulness practice, and daily creative expression in words, sounds, and images.

Cake

By Lindsey Morrison Grant

“Cake” Mixed (Found/Rescued/Reclaimed/Repurposed) Media, 2018  The Arrogance of Affluence is depicted with repurposed “French Lady” Barbie oblivious to the sea of impoverished faces in the ‘landscape’ below her. Frankly, this piece was inspired, not by Marie Antoinette but rather by Melania Trump.


Lindsey Morrison Grant self-identifies as a neurodiverse, two-spirit, elder storyteller deeply rooted in The Great Pacific Northwest. Grant attributes success and survival, if not salvation, to a superlative support system, mindfulness practice, and daily creative expression in words, sounds, and images.

Pink

By Amy Salomone

“Pink” is a celebration of life and the connection between living things, both within the moment and across generations. Natural selection is a process by which species change based upon mutations that favour reproduction. As a result of these changes, you see sexual ornamentation of flowers and birds, developing over epochs of time to pass on genetic material to offspring, as well as the elegant design of our lungs and heart. Each functioning as part of a larger system to help deliver nutrients to our trillions of cells. Old is made new again within this collage, utilizing vintage medical illustration and “Hudson River School” masterpieces to make new statements about the natural world and our place within it.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves. 

Jellyfish

By Amy Salomone

“Jellyfish” is a commentary on what it takes to survive on this planet as a living organism for long periods of evolutionary time. Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” and this piece is meant to communicate that idea. Jellyfish and plant life have populated this Earth for 500 million years, fungi for 1.5 billion. Modern humans have only populated the Earth for 200,000 years or so. When we look at life in all of its simplicity and complexity compared to our own, we can begin to make sense of what sustains a species for long spans of time. When we look at our own species, we can reflect on our own potential for longevity.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves. 

Neural Network

By Amy Salomone

In “Neural Network,” the artist is reimagining and recombining works of naturalist artists and masterful medical illustrators to make a statement about human perception and natural selection. Within this piece, you see neural networks as well as the main organs of the nervous system. Our perceptions of the world are created by our neural network and our brains, not to reflect reality but to instead keep us alive and reproducing. These neural networks are deeply intertwined with the living world around us as humans are voyeurs of the natural world. Living organisms depend upon one another for their reproductive success.


Amy Salomone of Forms Most Beautiful is a mixed media digital collage artist who mixes science and art to explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her art pieces which explore concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behaviour, perception and our story within and of this universe. Each piece is designed to tell a part of this story and to act as starting points for thought and discussion, with which we can change our perspectives of how we see ourselves.