What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Love and Optimism


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Andrea Wan

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the surrealist paper art by Berlin-based artist Andrea Wan. The artist makes beautiful 3-D collages from her own handpainted watercolor images. Wan says her works are meant to convey love and optimism. We could certainly all use a bit more of that!


I am intrigued by Wan’s fascination with hands, and I especially love her technique of bending and curling her painted elements before they are glued down to give her work an extra element of surprise and realness. There’s a great video of her demonstrating her process here.

You can follow Wan on her website, her shop, her blog, and on Instagram.

All images property of Andrea Wan.


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Love and Optimism

  1. And in paper no less. Fun!

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  2. I seriously thought these were watercolor or gouache paintings and had to reread your sentence to confirm that they were indeed constructed out of paper and were collages. Hands are tricky to get right so I admire anyone who makes them a focal point.

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  3. This is really beautiful art. Does she sell prints online?

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