New York-based artist Nancy Baker creates a sense of opulence with unexpected imagery in her mixed-media artworks. Combining painting, hand-cut collage and miscellaneous materials such as glitter, Baker piles on heaps of incongruous images in compositions that resonate with a striking visual harmony. Delicate arrangements of flowers, beads, toy soldiers, eyeballs and lethal weapons challenge our expectations of beauty. Baker has a keen eye for design, incorporating open-ended text into her works as a visual element. Take a look at some of Baker’s collages below.