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Edward Kinsella is the St. Louis, Missouri-based artist responsible for the visual wonders you’re currently admiring. Rendered for Yugen, an art show being held at Ghost Print Gallery, Kinsella used graphite, ink and gouache on paper to present an eclectic and surreal mix of images to viewers. Aside from an engrossing style and somber atmosphere, Kinsella’s works don’t appear to relate to one another, not that it’s a bad thing. The technical execution and breathtaking concepts are enough to magnetically draw audiences’ eyes to his work.

One particular pair of Edward Kinsella drawings stood out to me as it depicts humans that have seemingly been engulfed by trees. The way in which Kinsella drew the image suggests that the subjects stood still as the plants slowly grew around them; a haunting concept when one truly contemplates about it.