Collage art by Travis Bedel
Visual artist Travis Bedel is inspired by the human body, which he perceives to be not only beautiful, but also mysterious. In his fascination for the connection between our physical and mental state, he creates extraordinary cut paper and digital collages that combine the anatomical imagery with rich floral elements, various insects and birds, and other wild creatures.
We witness, for instance, how nature grows from a human hand that becomes part of the forest, how flowers blossom inside, or how butterflies rise to the sky from a hand deeply rooted in earth. Perhaps the most visually stunning visions of Travis Bedel are those related to human faces, where plants replace the eyes, the heart substitutes the brain and all sorts of insects populate the facial features, confirming that we are more than bones and muscles, complex beings living in a reality that we can shape with our minds.
Images © Travis Bedel