Otherworldly Lifeforms Weightlessly Float Through Yellena James’ Vibrant Ecosystems

Rendered in vivid shades of blue, pink, and orange, Yellena James’ unearthly organisms populate environments brimming with life. The Portland-based artist (previously) uses a mix of acrylic paints, gouaches, and inks to create precisely patterned compositions that take an otherworldly approach to creatures found on land and sea. Buoyant forms evocative of coral, kelp, and flowers overlap and collide on the canvas, adding density and texture to the majestic ecosystems.

Featured image: Courtesy of Chefas Projects

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