Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn combines the flora with the fauna in his series of cat collages that he says started a couple years back as an inside joke with himself. The imagery comes from a collection of bizarre cat books, both contemporary and vintage, that supplied a plentitude of cat portraiture in true glamour-shot fashion.
With exacto knife in hand, Eichhorn starts by diligently prepping his components, sometimes spending upwards of eight hours a day meticulously hand-cutting the collage material. He says this collection process can take anywhere from a couple of days to months, so when it comes to finishing a piece it’s hard to tell how much time has been invested into the object. The actual adhering and finishing work onto panels takes about 12 hours, after which Eichhorn’s newly-transformed felines with cleverly placed plant-life are complete. A selection of these pieces are available as prints here.