Jo Lynn Alcorn , is a very talented 3 dimensional paper collage artist based in New York. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, using 3 dimensional paper collage technique in her illustrations , very much inspired by nature , Jo Lynn has worked as a Magazine Art director but soon returned to her passion of dimensional paper art”.
Her collage technique is very interesting. She first sketches the artwork and then selects a palette of papers and modified it further with paint and pattern, Once this is done , she cuts out all the elements and then constructs the piece in layers using tape , glue etc . Being a Graphic designer and also working with art directors and photographers , she has been able to blend in so gorgeously items like jewelry etc within her dimensional collage .
She has designed advertisements and catalog covers for Macys , Marc Jacob commissioned by Lane Crawford. , Harpers Bazaar, Anthropologie , Suede magazine etc .
As you know my blog is all about Indian inspiration so , I will first begin with her Indian inspired illustrations that are stunningly captivating . Aren’t these out of this world ?? Narrating some tale!!!
Detail from "Mumbai Dreams", Suede magazine fashion spread
Indian Wedding Procession
Peacock For Madame Figaro
Paradise Birds For Madame Figaro
Snake For Madame Figaro
Shanghai Tang Holiday Catalog 2006
Harper's Bazaar Japan
Anthropologie March 2010 Catalog
Fireworks over Manhattan
Her style and colors expresses so much emotion that really got me hooked on her work. How magnificently she has used those ornaments as little little details as an embellishment on dress or turban or decorating the elephants etc. Superb!!
you can see more such illustrations on her site - gallery section .