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Surrealistic landscapes have featured predominantly in my work. Time is meant to be on the loose, with past, present and future existing simultaneously. My works are clusters of relationships, interactions that are both proactive and sedate and dreamily living in an architecturally sound landscape.

A major inspiration is migration. I focus on the luxation of figures and structures through landscapes of epic quality and interminable horizons. These are beautiful, dislocated worlds that live behind the gauzy film of dreams.

Through collage I birth brave new worlds for discarded paper forms and the creation of these entirely disparate realities weighs on me with humility and wildness. These worlds celebrate lives lived in non-normative existence. These are worlds caught between shifting dimensions, full of myth and contrast…

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  • Born on October 27
  • Joined December 26, 2007

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Surrealistic landscapes have featured predominantly in my work. Time is meant to be on the loose, with past, present and future existing simultaneously. My works are clusters of relationships, interactions that are both proactive and sedate and dreamily living in an architecturally sound landscape.

A major inspiration is migration. I focus on the luxation of figures and structures through landscapes of epic quality and interminable horizons. These are beautiful, dislocated worlds that live behind the gauzy film of dreams.

Through collage I birth brave new worlds for discarded paper forms and the creation of these entirely disparate realities weighs on me with humility and wildness. These worlds celebrate lives lived in non-normative existence. These are worlds caught between shifting dimensions, full of myth and contrast.

Artists such as Per Fronth, Lewis Carroll, Aurel Schmidt and the collaborative ceramic works of Peter Fischli and David Weiss have also engaged these ideas. Like them, my work often contains diminutive elements so that they might draw the viewer in physically to get a more visceral look. It is meant to be tender yet still full of secrets.

-Vanessa Compton

p.s. If you like fashion + road trips check out my new etsy store THE ROLLING THUNDER! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheRollingThunder?ref=si_shop

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