25.8.10

Plants & Animals











I feel like I've seen these amazing images floating around the internet for some time now, but I had no clue as to their provenance until last night when Alex pointed me towards this tumblr. Stephen Eichhorn is the artist responsible for these amazing, hand-cut collages and, while the cat-and-flower variety are clearly my favorites, these are really just the tip of the iceberg!


I'm in absolute awe of Eichhorn's meticulous process. I think a lot of us probably went through a "collage phase" when we were younger (for me, it was in high school), and it's a pastime that's all too easily dismissed to the walls of sticky pink teenage boudoirs and trapper keepers, but works like these really force a reconsideration of the genre. It makes me want to bust out my old National Geographics and get pasty with it like it's 1999 all over again.

P.S. Please don't repost these images without properly crediting Stephen Eichhorn. Thanks! :n )

15 comments:

Kate Bickmore said...

wow his work is amazing. I'm utterly impressed.

Angela Joy said...

so ridiculously adorable.

leanne said...

yes! i have loved his stuff for a while now, but you posted some new pieces i hadn't seen yet, nor have i seen the video. wonderful!

Camille said...

Oh, this is quite a good combination! Have you seen Landon Metz's cat-rock-volcanoes collages? There's a few at the end (here: http://www.thecompanyofpeople.com/main.php?page=landonmetz), and there's an extra one of a cat with a piece of agate for a head that's around many tumblr although I can't find it at the moment.

Jenni said...

Yay! This is so amazing! I'm always a fan of ridiculous looking animals.

judi said...

Just when you thought pictures of Katze's and flowers couldn't get cooler.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i definitely agree there is an art to collaging surpasses teenage girls and their trapper-keepers! thanks for sharing these.

Kate said...

These are super neat!
Thanks for sharing!
xx

Bella Di Nonna said...

AND his surname is the German word for "squirrel". That's extremely brilliant.

b. said...

So ridiculous, but gorgeous !
Great work !

Tim said...

Saw you getting off the L at 3rd Ave. today lol. Thought I'd tell you.

Zoë said...

this is insane. some of the best kitsch i've seen in a while. love it.

koast to koast said...

Holy ShitbaLLS!! I am in LOVE. MEEEeow. Glad I stumbled upon your blog!

xx Kayti and Kelsey
http://www.koastokoast.com/

liz said...

i haven't seen the kitties before but they're gorgeous, love the 70's vibe

Victoria said...

i love the one where the white cat looks like it's got flowers for eyelashes! i'm currently in the middle of cutting up loads of magazines and trying to make pretty collages, but i doubt i cut and paste as well as he does! xo