The key to really great art is that it hits you on some personal emotional level. The Casino obviously did that for me, huh?
sighandgroan's shop slogan is, "Tongue-in-cheek imagery with just a twist of WTF." Genius. Her illustrations and collages are fantastic, often hysterical, and fabulously unique. Check out Mountain Man. Sure, he's going to eat you alive, but he's going to do it with a delightful goofy grin on his face. Plus, he'll help clear out some of those pesky trees for the new highway that's coming through. Greedy giant fellow, so adorable. If you have to go by being eaten by a gigantic monster, this is definitely the way to do it.
Then, sighandgroan offers up this vixenish bunny. How fab is she, seriously? It makes me smile every time I look at it. Who knew that bunnies wore such amazing lingerie? That could explain why they are always having more bunnies. And such a tiny waist with a, well, rather disproportionate head. . . Hot.
The key to sighandgroan's collage success is her great eye and her fearlessness of smashing unlike items into each other to make something new and amusing. She says that her shop name comes from a person's reaction to a bad joke, but her telling mini-scenes aren't groaners. And her line drawings remind me a bit of the illustrations from The Little Prince. Remember that book? With a healthy dash of Aubrey Beardsley. Her illustration, I'm Lost, is a whole different genre from the collages, more serious, just as striking.
In other words, she's not like any one other artist. Her work is wonderfully original and sharply funny. Take a peek at her shop. It's full of more wonderful funny, and some more serious, fresh images. I guarantee, there is not a groaner in the bunch.