Delicate and detailed, the tiny floral tattoos of Toronto-based artist Lindsay Asselstine are whimsical works of art. Asselstine—who goes by Lindsay April on social media—is known for her simple, sketch-like style and nature-inspired pieces, ranging from miniature portraits of pets and animals to dainty depictions of flowers and foliage. As an artist at Toronto’s Golden Iron Tattoo Studio, April is often commissioned for her expertly executed flora-and-fauna creations.
Disappear is a collage project by French artist Slip, where forms, colors, and landscapes intersect in visually exciting combinations. In the series, the artist introduces new realities where mundane black and white backgrounds are interrupted by beautifully intriguing silhouette figures.
By layering different elements together, Slip creatively explores techniques that break the standard expectations of a photograph and reveal a deeper side to the various human forms. The colorful scenes expose each person’s inner self, a self that is otherwise hidden beneath the surface. Viewers are naturally inclined to invent connections between the different components and to create a narrative regarding the clever combinations.
Slip explains, “Disappearance [is] a domestic capacity that will hide a person’s discomfort. Although the body responds to this, we find ourselves propelled into another world through our mind. This collection invites you to discover the inner world of men and women.”