These awesomely surreal and delightful collages are the work of Eugenia Loli, a California-based collage artist who uses images scanned from vintage magazines and science publications to create bizarre and playful scenes. From a little girl creating our solar system by blowing bubbles to meat loaf that contains galaxies, children riding giant tortoises and planes that drop candy instead of bombs, these pieces reveal Loli’s love of science fiction and unabashed geekiness and we’re completely smitten.

For more of her wonderfully weird collages, follow Loli right here on Tumblr at eugenialoli. Prints of some of her collages are available here. She also offers many of her pieces as downloadable files under the Creative Commons license via her Flickr account.

[via Colossal]

Some of the most gorgeous collages I’ve seen…. 😊


Trailer: ‘Top Five' - Dec 12

Written and directed by Chris Rock, starring Rock, Adam Sandler, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Ben Vereen, Whoopi Goldberg, Romany Maclo, Tracy Morgan, Jerry Seinfeld, Hayley Marie Norman, JB Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer and Sherri Shepherd.

I’m going to check this out tomorrow. My question is: How will they clean this when it’s over next month? Will they just go in with a power washer and hose it down? Rice Gallery does a fantastic job with their installations and I’m always sad to see them go. Always free to the public, too.

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai recently completed one of his awesome “earth paintings” (previously featured here) as a site-specific, large-scale installation at the Rice Gallery in Houston, Texas. Asai and a team of assistants spent two weeks working day and night to cover the gallery’s walls and floors in pigments created by adding water to brown, yellow, pink, red, and green soil that was all collected in Houston and surrounding areas of Texas.

“There are so many kinds of soil in Houston and Texas,” says Asai. “Initially I had hoped for 10 different shades, and ended up with 27: the widest spectrum of colors representing a specific place that I have ever used.”

But why mud, you might wonder? Asai explains: “Dirt is by nature very different than materials sold in art stores.” Seeds grow in it and it is home to many insects and micro organisms. It is a ‘living’ medium.”

Entitled Yamatane (Japanese for “mountain seed”), the finished piece is a fantastically complex mural featuring all sorts of real and imaginary animals, plants and people. It’ll be on display at the Rice Gallery through November 23, 2014.

Click here for a time-lapse making-of video.

[via Colossal and designboom]

Houston HTX Rice U Yusuke Asai FREE