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Sarah Rosado's Dirty Little Secret Series Injects Dirt with Fine Art

 - Jun 17, 2013
References: sr-artwork & designyoutrust
New York-based illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado has created some quirky and fun pieces of dirt art. While dirt is not the most common artistic medium, Rosado proves with her work that dirt can be transformed into cute pieces of art. Using dirt, Rosado has created everything from a smoking revolver to a little duckling. Each of her works is extremely realistic-looking, considering they were made almost entirely out of dirt and other everyday objects.

The most elaborate and exciting of Rosado's works is her first umbrella. The umbrella is a Mary Poppins-style parasol, with a rounded top and curved stem. The dirt umbrella is posed against an off-white background, which has been splattered with different colored paints. The paints' colors combine together to give the sense that multi-colored rain is splashing happily onto the umbrella's top. This work demonstrates perfectly Rosado's childlike style, creating an almost storybook-like atmosphere.

By combining organic materials with a ton of creativity, Rosado has proven that even dirt can become beautiful pieces of art.