Collage art is definitely here to stay, and paper artist Angela Rio is a testimony for that if anything. The Philadelphia-based artist began her journey as an acrylic painter but a bicycle accident changed her course, as she needed to find a way to make art that didn’t rely on a hand and a brush.
“I work with paper to balance form, tactility, and color in an image,” she told Ape on the Moon. “My process relies heavily on being resourceful with scrap materials made of anything from paper, wood, cardboard, plexiglass, transparency film, or styrofoam.”
“Everything starts being constructed on my messy desk, finding stability with a hot glue gun, wire, and masking tape, until it’s ready to be photographed on my clean desk,” she explains.
“It may seem like a lot of time and energy for one illustration but it feels like play. There’s so much opportunity to get your mind off of things and forget about your surroundings.”
Take a look at some of her paper creations.