How dirty do you like your art? Even though her pieces are G-rated, the New York-based illustrator and photographer Sarah Rosado hopes you like it really dirty. That’s because her photos are of actual dirt. Inspired by photography that transforms food, flowers, or other objects into art, Rosado decided to create unique images out of an unlikely source. “I felt it would be challenging for me to come up with an idea to shape dirt into everyday objects and accessorize it to create a 3D effect,” says Rosado. “Each image has its own meaning.”
The project, titled Dirty Little Secrets, includes a range of art prints—a cat, umbrella, and taxi are a few examples—made predominately of dirt. The gallery quality Giclée prints are on natural white, matte, ultra smooth, 100% cotton rag, acid- and lignin- free archival paper using Epson K3 archival inks. They are custom-trimmed with 1″ border for framing and come in sizes ranging from 9” x 8” to 22” x 28”. Prints start at $26.00 and go up to $52, depending on size.
All images © Sarah Rosado.