Tag Archives: Collage

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.

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.

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. 

Poison

By Parker Penhasi

Poison is a collage is a mixed media painting, with scenes comprising various pages from Concussion Skate Mag and New Noise Magazine, two journals that explore different underground scenes Parker grew up around. Being from Southern California, skateboarding and music often went hand in hand, so they use these cutouts to show the interrelationship between these seemingly unrelated scenes. Both embrace alternative lifestyles and a rejection of larger social expectations. This collage was constructed so the subjects all interact with each other while still maintaining their individuality.


Parker Penhasi currently lives in Olympia, Washington and has been able to focus on their artistic career while schools have been closed, waiting to finish pursuing their BASocio in California. Parker has contributed to various local projects, from posters for shows to album art for local artists, such as Virtual bird. They have also been a featured designer in a small screen printing business, Message to You Prints. Influenced by the underground, alternative music scenes they’re a part of, and by broad-spectrum leftist ideas, painting and illustration have been a lifelong passion of theirs. Today, they continue to experiment with new mediums and themes as their career continues to grow. Parker’s art can be followed on their Instagram page.