Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are Mokkelbost

These are some of the best collages I have seen in a while!! Norwegian artist, Are Mokkelbost's Entity series was commissioned by a school in Norway for a permanent installation. Mokkelbost explains he created the"images cut directly out of children educational books, choosing only the illustrations that were originally hand drawn or painted. The transformation was simple -- the bits and pieces of pedagogic images cluster and form living creatures, where anything that defines a living entity, such as eyes and limbs, originally depicted something else." There is such a delicacy and humor to them that mesmerizes me- and makes me wish I could stand in front of them and just stare. Check out Mokkelbost's other collage series called ION that is also pretty amazing.