Okay, so I *promise* not to turn heysusy into an illustration-heavy blog-- but when lillianna pereira added me as a flickr contact, I just couldn't resist doing a quick post about her excellent collage work.
I'm a big fan of surrealist collage-- it has this really considered, yet completely accidental quality, which I adore. Anyway-- Lillianna's work is at once delicate and dark...and I love the way you can see how each one is created-- the layers are left rough and often, the edges are left jagged, and not squared off.
Many of her pieces are named for Greek myths, including Persephone, Ariadne, Theseus and the MInotaur. In a way, they remind me of constellations-- images that we see in other things...as Lilliana herself says of her myth series, 'The personal becomes collective and conscious once the stories start to emerge."
To see more of Lillianna's work, visit her Flickr Page. There is also a post from February about her work at Nahcotta over at design*sponge. She will also have work in Uppercase's 'Old School.' Which I can't wait to see.