I’ve heard that some people only dream in black and white. My dreams are always in color, but muted, like faded photographs or old home movies. It seems that German born artist Catrin Welz-Stein has been somehow seeing into my dreams. Her digital collages are strikingly similar to the palette and imagery of my dreams..
So perhaps the imagery isn’t exactly like the images of my own slumber, but the atmosphere is the same. And there are always animals. And lots of flying. And sometimes flying animals.
The artist,while working as a graphic designer, experimented with mixed media and collage, eventually moving to digital imagery and her current surreal style. Using license-free, non-copyrighted images, photos and illustrations, Catrin breaks apart the original images and transforms them into her own creations.
The images she creates are at times ethereal, melancholy, disturbing, reassuring and sweet. They truly run a gamut of emotions. Just as our dreams do.
To see more of Catrin Welz-Stein’s work, please visit her page on ImageKind. She has three fabulous galleries of imagery, prints available of all– I’m certain you find one 0r ten to love!
Featured image is Sisters, digital collage. All images are via the artist’s ImageKind site.