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Blooming Sketchbooks Overflow with Gorgeous Color Block Collages

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Like many creative thinkers, multi-media artist Eva Magill-Oliver is constantly filling sketchbooks with her inspired ideas and artistic visions. What sets her drawing pads apart from others, however, is that hers are not filled with simple sketches or jotted notes. Instead, hers burst with color block collages, composed of organic forms, peculiar patterns, and movable parts.

Featuring inked illustrations, splashes of bright paint, and textured paper, each blooming collage is a one-of-a-kind aesthetic experiment. At first glance, the curious cut-outs that comprise the explosive series may appear entirely abstract. When observed more closely, however, it becomes clear that, though minimalist and stylized, the shapes are indeed inspired by botanical elements. “I love to explore the movements, patterns, and connections found in the natural world,” Magill-Oliver, who calls North Carolina’s majestic mountains home, explains on her website. “I am in awe of nature’s subtle variations and how they flow and influence one another.” This intrinsic relationship between natural elements is present in the collection of collages, as the artist encourages dissimilar colors and contrasting silhouettes to playfully interact with one another.

In addition to presenting the artist’s own unique interpretations of nature, the colorful collages also serve as a means of meditation, reflection, and self-discovery—elements inherent to Magill-Oliver’s artistic practice and process. “My landscapes and abstracts are a perfect example of [the] intersection of physical surroundings and self-awareness,” she says. “They are a simple representation of a contemplative process and express a quiet intensity that reflects my own personality.”

You can find all of Eva’s blooming sketchbooks on her website, Instagram, and, if you’re lucky, even a gallery near you. Follow the artist’s blog to keep up with her creations’s whereabouts.

For now, sneak a peek at her elegant collection of pop-up collages.

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h/t: [Swiss Miss, Artistic Moods]

All images via Eva Magill-Oliver.

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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