These colourful vintage collages are by Berlin artist Kathrin Kuhn. Kuhn studies Visual Communications and is a freelance illustrator.
This particular series is called Housewives, Kuhn describes the collection on her site…
The Housewives project began as an experiment. In the Natural science museum I started thinking about animals tricks to make themselves invisible, a camouflage strategy called somatolysis. Butterflies for example use confusing patterns to melt into their environment to disappear from enemies eyes.
I started to apply that effect to my images, melting peoples clothes with the wallpaper patterns, mixing them up in the most bewildering way. I called the project Housewives, because I found it a good metaphor for the way women were living in the past decades as housewives; being one with their homes, being connected with their domestic tasks so closely that it becomes an identity, even having a decorative function. The women in the pictures could use their patterns to disappear in their established setting, or leave it, to stand out in the most striking way in another environment.
See more of Kuhn’s projects and collages on her website.
Images found here.