Sophie Blackall is a Brookyln-based artist with a purview completely representative of this generation. Her most famous series of work centers around the infamous Craigslist "Missed Connections" section, where users submit descriptions of lovely men and women they shared a brief moment with and would like to see on a date.
The images in Sophie Blackall's "Missed Connections" series are exciting and dreamlike, much like the emotions one must feel when leaving a "Missed Connection" posting. There's a strong element of risk-taking and experimentation, as well as a belief of hope and romantic fate. Sophie Blackall's "Missed Connections" series represents the spirit, communication techniques, and attitude of 21st Century young adults and it has established her voice in the art world.
Sophie Blackall's "Missed Connections" illustrations are being collected for a book, available September 22nd, 2011. In the meantime, click through our gallery to see her unique creations.
Illustrated Missed Connections
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