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.
A lovely bit of surreality from collage artist Matthieu Bourel. Click on the image to go to his website. Hat tip Who Killed Bambi.
This photograph is part of a series by French photographer TOMAAS where mundane objects are transformed into beautiful fashion pieces. It’s a brilliant reminder that even the smallest, most everyday things in our lives can hold a profound significance when seen in a new way. This is as true in writing as it is in art.
(Click the image for more photographs.)