Visual Art


The Ethereal, Fractal Collages of Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier is a collagist extraordinaire, producing striking, intricate, and meticulous works through the manipulation of 19th-century wood and steel engravings, added to by his own linework. These finely conceived hybrids give off a sense of the mystical and the ironic. The loveliness of demure Victorian ladies is fragmented and modified; fractalization is combined with religious themes; flowers abound. The result is an impression of the divine slightly twisted, a corruption of the past by the modern, or by timelessness. The irruption of light from the faces of saints is compassed by the vast darkness of the irremediable void.