Heather Gabel, an artist from Canada currently living and working in Chicago, is one of those people that doesn’t like to stick to one medium or technique to pursue her creative endeavors. She’s been painting and drawing since she was a child, studied photography and is active in the music world – both as a graphic designer and in her band HIDE. Today I want to introduce you to Heather’s minimal, bewitching collages. Heather’s bio states on her collage work:
“Heather is moved to create visually fantastic situations that are not based in reality but, rather, that she has stumbled upon in her head. Her work is at once nostalgic and timeless, offering the viewer a unique glimpse into what was, what is, and what could never be.
Inspired by fancy grandmas, mossy trees, jaunty caps, prosthetic limbs, flowers, old movies and the overall grandeur of the past, Heather cleverly juxtaposes classic imagery with clean, stark lines and cutting irony.”
I love how Heather combines classic, iconic imagery with a modern, graphic aesthetics: a bold combination that creates stunning, bewitching images.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Heather’s work? A shout-out to Sarah Potter for recommending Heather’s work to me, thanks Sarah!