I was intrigued by Lisa Hedge when I came across this save the date on Miss Moss. It was so beautiful that you would want to keep and frame it. I had never seen a mailing piece so elevated which brought me over to her site. It then became clear that her breadth of talent was much farther reaching than this one piece. Her work expands across graphic design, illustration, photography, and collage. The work I was especially drawn to was Papercuts. (shown above)
"A selection of work themed around the idea of image creation through detraction and reordering. Pieces of the images are cut away or become windows into the content below. The process manipulates the images in their original format, maintaining stacks of magazine pages to allow for an unpredictable end result. The unveiled content begins to take shape, rendering a new image in relationship to its contextual content." - Lisa Hedge
What I appreciate is the way the cut outs dissolve some of the seriousness of the original subject matter. The juxtapositions ease some of the tension and make the connecting angles and parts more soothing and enjoyable. Go deeper; and it presents the idea of change and promise. Just lovely.