German Art Director and 3-D illustrator Sarah Illenberger handcrafts meticulous paper sculptures which combines her love of art, photography and graphic design. Her highly detailed creations incorporate mundane materials like paper, styrofoam and staples into vivid and witty images which really tell a story.
The Berlin-based artist has worked for commercial clients such as Hermes, Audi, Cos and Nike, whilst developing concepts for publications like Vanity Fair, Time, Neon and The New York Times. One of her latest series and ongoing project “Strange Fruits” involves the process of deconstructing and recontextualising edibles. A pear becomes a lightbulb, a watermelon starts raining seeds, a lighter sparks chili peppers whilst an apple sprouts hair... oh and don’t forget the pineapple disco ball; how fabulous!
“Whatever she creates, it is done with a humorous touch and a great love for detail. Each assignment leads to a unique work of art, sometimes visually enhancing the content of a feature, sometimes to be considered a work in its own right.”
The humor in her work is seeing two conflicting objects in one image; contradictions have never looked so lovely. Check out the rest of Sarah’s work via her website.