Throughout the month of May I set myself the challenge of creating one image a day, using photographs, book pages or any other kind of visual material found on the Flickr Commons.
I love digging through image archives and galleries on the net (partly explains why I started Art Sponge) and decided to make digital collages and other visual art out of what I found.
On my website you can find the entire collection of 31 images, as well as the source links for the images used.
Laurie Mccall is an artist, designer and illustrator based in Cornwall:
“I love the often unpredictable nature of working with found imagery and I’m always surprised by the outcomes.”
A series of abstract collages by Jeffrey Meyer:
“I think the best surrealism has that ‘ease’ of viewing; the picture looks normal, even innocuous, but something is off. Hopefully some of my stuff shares that quality and encourages viewers to linger and study the work more than once.”
There’s something majestic about David D’Andrade’s collages of large brush strokes. His work captures grace and dynamic beautifully.
Smoothly textured and grainy abstract collages by 3KTA .
Abstract collage compositions by Alexis Mackenzie:
“I like to combine elements from disparate ecosystems in order to accentuate their similarities, and to place things in a context which changes their function and relationship to the things around them. Surreal is one word for it. One thing that I strive for is to create things which are beautiful just to look at, and also rewarding to think about. That to me is what makes good art – accessible and challenging at the same time.”
Although most of the work by Travis Steams revolves around eye-catching, experimental and very unique digital design (he’s a LA-based graphic designer), I also found a liking to this little series of collages snuggled between all the more overwhelming visuals on his flickr-stream.