Do you ever wish you could just escape? From your cares, stresses, work, technology, you name it. Take a moment to run away with me into Minnesota artist Melissa Loop‘s landscapes of fantastical refuge. They are part wonderland, part social commentary, but fully contemporary and brilliant.
Slide down a huge pink curvy slide as tall as a skyscraper leading down to a river coming out of a mountain shaped like a bear’s head? Don’t mind if I do!
Her use of flat shapes, vivid colors and perspectives make these a bit reminiscent of vintage travel posters, but then the added contemporary pops of patterns such as swoopy stripes and repeating textile-like shapes add more dimensions of interest. These truly are works that I could escape into– just to try to figure out all that is going on! They are like a crazy dream gone wild. And I love them.
To see more of Melissa Loop’s world, please visit her website. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to close my eyes and dream of curvy pink slides.