Cardboard Houses

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As you might have noticed from reading my blog, I am really drawn to art that is combined with architecture. Our buildings, houses, towns and cities tell a story about who we are and how we live. These places usually last longer than we do and they bear reference to our past and influence our future. Today I thought I would share with you another artist that I stumbled upon who finds her inspiration in these same things. This colorful pile-of-buildings is dubbed Cartonlandia by Los Angeles based Artist, Ana Serrano

Ana is a first generation Mexican American born in Los Angeles in 1983. Her artwork is inspired by her heritage being both Mexican and American and by real life situations and events. Her work bears reference to those in low socio-economic positions, with particular interest in their customs and beliefs as well as architecture and fashion. Ana loves stories and storytelling and Cartonlandia certainly tells a story.

{found via reubenmiller}

You can see more of Ana's work on her website and keep up with all her endeavors on her blog, OK Bye.