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Nature-Infused Wood Portraits

Artist Cil Laurens combines the old and the new in her graphic illustrations. Though her subjects depict a contemporary style, she chooses to etch the characters into blocks of wood, which add an antique-like element to the collection. The modern character stylings coupled with the nature-infused imagery on wood make for an interesting visual. The Amsterdam-based artist's inclusion of feathers and floral patterns within the hair, body, and contours of the subjects are what really add personality and character to the pieces. Each artwork features a natural representation of the human form and, at times, a botanical extension of limbs and mane. Laurens' illustrations reflect many styles from art nouveau to Japanese and Indian art influences. For more work, check out the artist's website.

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Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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