Surreal Portraits of the Unconscious Mind by Whooli Chen

whooli chen portrait with flowers over the forehead

Have you ever felt like your head was in the clouds? Or that your daydreams were now suddenly reality? Illustrator Whooli Chen imagines these feelings in her beautifully surreal portraits. Flowers fill the faces and surround the heads of her subjects, who are separated from our reality and seem to exist in an alternate universe ruled by the unconscious mind.

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Images © Whooli Chen
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Sara is a Baltimore, Maryland-based blogger and illustrator. She’s obsessed with finding the latest and greatest in illustration, which she shares through her blog, Brown Paper Bag. Offline, Sara enjoys embroidering flowers and foods that she’s eaten and enjoyed.

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September 3, 2015 Art Illustration Painting Surreal