Leandro Lima’s art (more here) is delightfully surreal. I’m a big fan of surreal art, from Salvador Dali to David Lynch. One of the things that strikes me about Lima’s work is how the imagery hangs together in a cohesive whole. I think that this is one of the most important aspects of surrealism. It’s not merely coming up with random stuff and throwing it all together. The randomness needs to have a rhyme, a rhythm. There needs to be order in all the chaos, parallels drawn in the most unexpected places, where two things that seem to have no connection actually have a connection deep down below the surface. It’s hard to do well, which is one reason why I admire greatly those who can do it.
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Eileen Maksym studied philosophy at Yale and theology at Boston College, and now uses both to write science fiction. Currently she is an academic nomad, following her astrophysicist husband around the world, two kids in tow. When not writing or kid wrangling, Eileen is a hopeless fangirl. She can be found on Twitter (@eileenmaksym) squeeing over her favorite shows, most of which involve famous detectives, dashing time travelers, and creatures that are never, ever referred to as zombies. View all posts by eileenmaksym