Here’s something we never thought we’d find: a musician and collage artist inspired by tropicalia. Based in Cleveland, visual artist and musician Ted Feighan incorporates into his work themes like travel, exotic plants, animals, and vintage interior design.
“I’ve been very into indoor plants lately,” he told the Urban Outfitters blog. For a long time, I had been focusing on flowers and blooms when looking for images but recently I’ve been inspired by the green foliage plants.”
“I started making paper collage work when I began taking art classes in college,” he explained. “But before that I had been doing a lot of digital collage in high school, mostly for band merch.”
Apart from his creative ventures he also has an artistic day-job, running a lifestyle brand, Valley Cruise Press, that creates art-focused accessories, apparel, and home goods. Talking about his hectic schedule, he shared: “on a normal day, I’ll get into the studio, answer some emails and start digging into some old books. I usually have 5-10 projects going at once so I’m always sourcing a lot of imagery.”
His music project, Monster Rally, blends together exotica with tropicalia and hip hop. Which, if you think about it, sounds exactly like his collage art. Take a look for yourself.