ARTIST STATEMENT: "My goal is to achieve a visual experience that is beautiful and serene with clean lines and movement, but that also contains elements of the strange, surreal, or dreamlike. I want to create images that take elements from real life and combine them with unexpected surprises such as replacing owl feathers with ligatures/swashes. If there is an opportunity to exaggerate, I love that, too. I'm drawn to the complex line work involved in creating flowing hair, graffiti, or exposed muscles. I hope my viewer finds a combination of beauty and amusement in my concepts and subject matter." You can find Rachel Caldwell's bio in the Paper Darts Cronies section. See more of her illustration work at her website.