Richly-Layered Collage Illustrations Are Paintings with Scissors
Illustrator Eric Carle was one of my earliest memories of illustrated books. You know his work—he’s the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other titles. I especially loved his technical approach. His collage illustrations are rich in color and texture. It’s this same quality that attracted me to the work of Alice Lindstrom. In early 2016, I marveled over her art history-inspired collages and their complex paper arrangments.
Since then, Alice has continued to develop her cut-and-paste techniques and uses them in fashion-forward portraits and landscapes. They feel contemporary but still, take their cues from decades past. She explains, ”[Her] aesthetic draws on diverse influences, including mid-century illustration and design, folk art as well as Modern art movements.”
Alice sells her work as prints through her online shop.