Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lena Wolff







Lena Wolff's is a bay area artist who creates whimsical world of hand painted paper cut collages. She starts by building background for her work with thin layers of gray paint which is then rubbed with powdered graphite. The paper surface is punctured with a needle to create pin pricks and then hand-painted cut pieces are pasted along with various sizes of hole-punched paper.

Her work is inspired by "by folk art, especially early American folk art, anthropomorphic fables, the natural world, textiles" and is often populated with animals, insects, birds and plants. The artist says: "I’m moved by everything living, the phenomena that makes it all happen and I like to make work that celebrates this."

6 comments :

Everton Terrace said...

Stunning and I love her line "the phenomena that mkaes it all happen" - nicely said.

bobbi said...

I love paper artists. I love the fifth collage for the owl's expression...too cute.

Rhea (Greek Feaster) said...

Just wanted to say HI! and THANK YOU! for stopping by my little blog. And then I got sucked in by the pages and pages of owl-y adorableness here! What a sweet idea. I love all of your freebies, too. Wondaful!!

jody said...

Love this! Shared on FB T http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1105419278&v=wall&story_fbid=102902013100669&ref=mf and liked you on FB a long time ago! Thanks so much for finding all of these wonderful owl! Your emails make my day!

Kena said...

Thanks for sharing these original draws of Lena Wolff. I loved the colors and the figures.

define1lady said...

Amazing artwork. Thanks for sharing!