Oregon-based artist Yellena prefers to work with inks, acrylics, pens and markers creating dazzling abstract images of organic shapes and tangled lines. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S and overseas. The artist has done illustration work for Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Crabtree and Evelyn, and others.
My latest works further explore the intricate and delicate forms of an imaginary ecosystem, twisting and floating together in an alluring environment. I attempt to create an ethereal place which is hypnotically familiar and yet hauntingly exotic, adding tiny little details in a sort of compulsive meditation, until a perfect balance is created. The intricacy and high detail, along with hints of existing organic shapes lend to the intimacy and believability of each new world.