Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Our Wordscapes cover, recreating a work by Catrin Welz-Stein, suggests the creative process of the mind’s mysterious inner workings. One can see influences and elements of children’s literature, surrealism and folklore in this image that invites you to enter your own Wordscape within its pages.
Free your mind from creative restrictions and fill it with wistful wonderment in our Free Your Mind series. German artist Catrin Welz-Stein combines elements of surrealism and the subconscious mind to create beautiful and complex images. Beginning in 2009, Welz-Stein has combined old illustrations and photographs to create dream-like digital collages. At the same time, she discovered online social networks and her private images were then open to the public. The positive responses Catrin received were her motivation to further pursue her art. In her work as a graphic designer Welz-Stein brings her digital skills to create a wonderful crossover between the artistic and subconscious realm we all encounter within ourselves.
Drawing on her extensive background in graphic design, Welz-Stein’s art displays influences from varying mediums, from classic children’s literature to surrealism and folklore. Using both old images and illustrations, elements are added and retouched and removed to create something stirringly unique.
Words take on new meaning in this beautiful Wordscapes journal design that is digital yet ethereal. Shower yourself with the possibilities of the words that could fill the pages of your journal – as well as the pages of your mind. We invite you to step into the world of the old and the new as you embrace the boundless creativity that surrounds you.