Curiosity Cabinet of Surreal Collages

Terre Haute, Indiana · 395 Sales


Curiosity Cabinet of Surreal Collages

Terre Haute, Indiana 395 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
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Doga Tekin on Dec 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cute stickers, item had to be resent so it came with a bunch of extra stuff!


supernormalstimuli on Dec 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Idk if I'll ever even use these because they're so pretty. I am going to ration them over lots of notebooks and furniture.


roshibee on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A bit weird and very wonderful! I love it, thanks so much!


roshibee on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely little art card, there was a bit of a hiccup with postage (not seller's fault) but it got here in the end and all was well with the world! Thankyou!

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Gorgeous new print available in store now! Upcoming : new pins, post-it notes, washi tape, magnet set and totebags!
So many discounted items in my store right now, all under six bucks! Check it out! New merchandise will be hitting the store in August.

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Work by Shayla Fish

Inexplicable collages and graphite drawings are my specialty.
My collages are derived from a variety of vintage ephemera, illustrations, and storybooks.

I love creating collages but I also love almost all mediums in the art world. Painting and drawing have always been my top mediums to work with. Lately I've loved ceramics and printmaking. I feel as an artist I go through waves of inspiration and experimentation. This helps further skills in different mediums but also helps me find myself as an artist in society.

My inspiration changes as time goes by. Although, I've always loved the etchings in the Alice in Wonderland books as a child. From then on I've strived to produce the linework in those illustrations. The imaginative aspect of Alice in Wonderland and the crossover to the surreal realm has inspired me to create my own creatures. I'm very interested in curiosity cabinets, scientific illustrations, anatomy, botanical illustrations, etc., and have always adored artwork by Beatrix Potter. These things have become a huge inspiration in my artwork. Throw in some surrealism and collaging and you've got yourself a nice work of art!

The process of creating a unique collage is different every time. Sometimes my imaginative six-year-old wants to help as well and we create collaborative collages together. Most of the time it is just easier to have pieces pre-cut and to begin fitting things together as puzzle pieces. The rest of the time I fill up a sketchbook with ideas as I go for future collages. I like to do paper collages and digital collages, each have their pros and cons and I enjoy doing both.

My favorite artists include: Jan Svankmajer, Robert Crumb, J. J. Grandville, Beatrix Potter, Roland Topor, Higuchi Yuko, Max Ernst, Henry Darger, Toyen, Dorothea Tanning, Frida Khalo, Satoshi Kon, Leonora Carrington, Luigi Serafini, Hayao Miyazaki, Bill Plympton, Suehiro Maruo, Junji Ito, and many more.


Shop policies

Last updated on August 3, 2016

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment can be made through basic credit services and paypal. If you are canceling an order, you must cancel within 12 hours since the order was initially placed in order to qualify for cancellation.
I ship my items within 1-3 days after receiving payment. If you would like tracking on a small order e-mail me and I will set up a custom listing.
Refunds and Exchanges
I put a lot of work into the items I send to you, even the smallest orders.

They are made with love. I do not offer refunds, but we can discuss this on a sale to sale basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do offer custom orders. For example, I do sell high-resolution images for commercial use. These can be discussed through a private message.

I also offer bulk discounts for stores, let's say you want ten postcard prints and I'll discount you for purchasing ten.

I also offer custom work. If you have an idea, let's do it. There are no limits on the imagination we could have together.