Strangely Unsettling Collages of Humans With Flowers for Heads

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In his Secret Garden series, which we spotted over at Trendland, German collage artist Enrico Nagel juxtaposes the regimented beauty of the fashion world with the wild exuberance of nature, cutting out models from fashion editorials and turning them into his own vision — half man, half hibiscus. Nagel’s surreal figures are beautiful but also rather unsettling, with flowers sprouting ferociously from their necks, nature reclaiming the artificial form. But after a while, the flowers begin to look violent, like explosions on top of those cool, clean necks, the cost, perhaps, of too much inflicted beauty. Click through to check out Nagel’s series, and then head over to his website to see even more of his work.

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel

Image credit: Enrico Nagel