Visually Soothing Arrangements of Everyday Objects Offer Comfort in an Overstimulated World

For years, we've marveled at the beautifully meticulous arrangements by Nashville-based photographer Emily Blincoe. Her aesthetically pleasing compositions organize objects according to their shape, color, and size, to great effect–they delight us with their ability to find uniformity in an otherwise unpredictable world.

Each of Blincoe's photographs offer small moments of zen. Using bunches of candies, berries, mushrooms, and insects, she groups them into structured, gridded displays and calming gradient waves. Together, the individual items demonstrate the strength in numbers–the repetition is a powerful visual force that provides soothing optical pleasure for our often-overstimulated brains.

Emily Blincoe: Website | Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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