Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

Paris Stole My Mother’s Heart.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

Building on the Corner.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

No Handiwork of Callimachus.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

Cityscape.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

At The Gates.

 

My oh my. These beautiful works have me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Elise Wehle is an American artist who creates intricate collages assembled with layers of old prints and photographs. These are carefully cut, folded and woven into mesmerising works which depict expressive portraits and landscapes. Beautiful textures and patterns adorn her work. At a first glance, some of them appear as old frescoes found inside European heritage buildings. Swoon.

Wehle’s work is deliberately textural and analogue by nature. I am equally in love with her art as I am with the sentiment behind it.

 

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

The Dress She Wore.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

The Woman Bouguereau Painted.

 

“I make the art I do to pull me away from the increasingly digital world that surrounds me. Every day I spend so much time in front of a glowing screen that sometimes I forget I possess five bodily senses and not just one or two.”

 

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

Behind Scenes.

Elise Wehle Paper Collages | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/15/elise-wehle-paper-collages/

In The Garden.

 

“Making art makes me conscious of my hands again, and all of my work requires time-intensive, redundant movements that remind me that not everything is as instantaneous as a click of a mouse. By weaving together paper, cutting lines, and folding shapes, I manipulate drawings, photos, and prints to create new landscapes for me to explore.

 

Check out Elise’s Website, BlogTumblr & Online Shop for more.

See more collage art on Yellowtrace.

 


[Images courtesy of Elise Wehle, via the Jealous Curator.]

 

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Nick Hughes, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Interior Design, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places.

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