Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Yellena James... Organic Surrealism

So, I stumbled across 

art a little while ago and I've decided that I'd like to share it with the world.

Her drawings are absolutely stunning.

I think I had searched for botanical drawings on etsy in search for some inspiration for a potential tattoo idea and somehow came across her prints!

They are certainly not botanical drawings in the traditional sense... but there is definitely something oddly organic about them.

Though they are quite surreal, they have a cellular feel that is quite appealing.

They somehow manage to be bright and vibrant...

yet light and transparent at the time...

Simply heavenly :)

She also has a number of gorgeous paintings...

Here is her bio from her Etsy store:

I'm an artist/illustrator residing in beautiful Portland, OR. 
My work has been described as "colorful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines (which) are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic." Within each piece I try to create an intimate world that posesses its own ethos and its own emotional range. Besides showing my artwork in galleries around the globe, I have done illustration work for Anthropologie, K2 Snowboards, Nike and many others. My work has also appeared in Vogue Australia, Giant Robot, Domino Online, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy and many other art and design resources and publications. 

You can also read a quick interview with her here.

I'm crazy about her style and I'd love to purchase some of her prints for our new home....

Maybe for a nursery some day...

In the future of course ;)
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