When it comes to collage art, there’s no such thing as too much. Take, for instance, Beth Hoeckel’s artwork. Colorful, energizing, and packed with ideas, her collages make for a dreamy effect – a falling down the rabbit hole sort of feeling.
“I think a lot of it is about losing touch with reality in a good way”, she told Frankie Magazine, talking about the running themes throughout her work. “I have several different projects going at once, but within each one there is usually an unintentional theme. For example- my point of view collage series is about people interacting and reacting to the power of nature as well as getting lost in a daydream.”
Based in Austin TX, the multidisciplinary artist and illustrator earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied painting, photography, and printmaking— but her main area of expertise is in the medium of collage.
Hoeckel began her first widely-known series of collages in 2010, and has been a full-time freelance artist since 2012. Over the past 5 years, her work has been exhibited around the world and published in many prestigious books and magazines, with a variety of clients that include Rookie, Domino, and The New York Times.
Talking about the pros and cons of her medium she said: “the one disadvantage of collage is that sometimes the papers are very old, and can disintegrate or tear easily. The advantages are that the colors and quality of the paper are very beautiful, they are simply not made that way anymore.”
Check out some of her work in the gallery below.