Monday, February 13, 2012

Tiny Fawn Collages

I came across a few images of Darrah Dean Gooden's work via Creature Comforts (edit: gone, but not forgotten), one of the prettiest blogs out there. Perhaps you read it too, but if not, I didn't want you to miss out on Darrah's captivating tissue paper collages that are reminiscent of origami.

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Darrah, who has a BFA with an emphasis in painting, says the animals are inspired by colorful children's book illustrations. What I especially love is that as light and ethereal the images appear, each creature is grounded with the hint of a shadow, subtle perch, or touch of landscape.

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Darrah first creates a collage on canvas which gives the colored tissue a nice texture, and then makes prints of the design on acid-free, ultra-bright white paper.

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I can picture a little collection of Darrah's whimsical animals as nursery decor. That reminds me... remember the baby shower? I'm happy to report Emmy arrived safely and is oh-so-dear!

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See more of Darrah's art at Etsy shop, Tiny Fawn, and her website.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE these! Absolutely delightful.

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  2. So charming! Her acrylics are lovely, too.

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  3. wow, this is impressive. i like the deer best!

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  4. How delightful and so very delicate!. I too love the deer. It looks so innocent!!

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  5. the final photograph with the three canvases is most impressive; love them!

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  6. I really do like this technique. Very pretty. I like the layers and shadows also. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Molly

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  7. Oh, I would love prints like these for my grandchildren's rooms! So charming!

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  8. I saw these on Creature Comforts and loved them, too. She has a frog in her shop that is the cutest!

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  9. Perfection! They seem so effortlessly created... (which I'm sure is not the case)

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  10. these are incredible. i love the shading that happens when the tissue layers overlap.

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