Saturday, November 19, 2011

Altered Portraits: Art I Really Do Heart

I have a real love for curious art that takes something nostalgic and adds an unexpected twist.  I also am drawn to creepy, dark and mysterious art, often with body parts floating or missing or toyed with in some way.  I know this sounds strange to some, but I can't help being drawn in.  Maybe one day I'll give a blog tour of the art that hangs in my home, so you'll get a better idea of what on earth I'm talking about. 

I came across Brooklyn-based mixed media artist Mari Lowery's work on Etsy, and instantly fell in love. She makes the coolest original one-of-a-kind collages and prints inspired by her love of antique photos, animals, oddities, nature and halloween.  I spent a long time going through her Etsy store, tempted to buy one or more of her pieces. I'm going to share several of my favourites here:

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