John Clowder’s Whimsical Collages

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Scavenging vintage advertisements and scientific illustrations, Chicago-based artist John Clowder scrambles antiquated imagery into bizarre combinations. Clowder spins docile images into something more morbid — guns, weapons and anatomical elements are always present in his work, but they are subdued by Victorian-era propriety of his sources. The resulting collages are playful rather than grotesque and brim with visual surprises. Take a look at some of Clowder’s work below.

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