I am somewhat of a sucker for paper goods. I have to shield myself from the DiVoga line of office products when I go into Office Max just to pick up a ream of copy paper or more ink. Otherwise I end up with a whole slew of sweet file folders, binders, and notebooks that I won’t necessarily use.
And I’m glad there’s not a Papyrus store nearby, or I would be in trouble.
So I suppose it’s no surprise that when Marc and I walked over to the Lincoln Arts Festival being held at Southpointe Mall the other day, I ended up with paper goods.
But not just any paper goods; works of art.
Meghan Stratman makes paper collages (among other things) that simply rock. I love the layering, the texture, and the unusual point of view.
For example, I bought these cards from her, which were prints of a couple of her collages:
“F is for Fainting Goat”
“P is for Pachyderm”
These photos are not great, because they were taken on my phone camera, because the charger for the battery for our good camera is still in the moving rubble; not to mention the poor lighting, the shadows from my head….ai yi yi. So….yeah. Sorry about that.
They totally do NOT do justice to their loveliness.
How about these images instead, taken from Meghan’s website?
R is for Robot
And here a couple from her “Nerd Love” fan-art collection:
Pris from Bladerunner
Hal from 2001
Ah. Much better.
Want to see more of Meghan’s work? She is being featured the entire month of October at Screen Art, 416 S. 11th, here in Lincoln. Go in person and see them; that way you will get the full effect of the texture and layering.
Can’t make it there? Visit her website, bunnypirates.com to see more of Meghan’s work. And then buy something.
I can’t wait to send the cards I bought to some special someone.
Or maybe I’ll just keep them and frame them for myself.
That upside down goat just makes me smile. :)