Freelance graphic designer Tang Chiew Ling uses all kinds of everyday objects to create simple and playful illustrations. In this series, Object Art 2: Cotton’s Fun, Ling has blended very basic line drawings with simple puffs of cotton balls. She says, “In this project, most of my thoughts are more on a childhood dream or a child imagination.” Through her use of the soft, plush material, the Malaysia-based artist magically transforms her flat images into something that viewers will instantly want to reach out touch.
Other than the rainbow, all of Ling’s drawings are black ink on brown paper. Sitting in direct contrast, the white cotton forms the pile of vanilla ice cream sitting on top of a cone, the steam from a coffee cup, and even a single water droplet falling out of a tap. Just like artists Marta Alts and Juana Medina, Tang Chiew Ling uses simple objects that inspire us to look around and to see the potential in even the most basic things in our everyday lives.