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Hot Air Balloon Ride

I've never taken a hot air balloon ride, have you? This piece, as opposed to my last handmade collage balloon image, is slightly more abstract expressive; enhanced the sky background to mimic floating through the air. A little graphic, a little fine art - enjoy!

© Christina Galbiati

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloons partake in a scenic ride through a country and mountain landscape. The question mark is a metaphor – a reminder to always enjoy the journey and the unexpected outcomes that are a part of life.

© Christina Galbiati

Peacock Party

This handmade paper collage illustration of a playful "peacock party" is set amongst a grass green type-pattern backdrop. One peacock is arriving with a handful of balloons, while the others are patiently waiting for the festivities to begin.

© Christina Galbiati

Peacock Plumage

Handmade paper collage illustration of a peacock's plumage.

© Christina Galbiati

Peacock Feather

Handmade paper collage close-up of a bold and colorful peacock feather, layered with abstract type patterns.

© Christina Galbiati

Onion Field

A handmade paper collage illustration of red and vidalia onions.

© Christina Galbiati

All About Onions

For the onion foodie…the cippolini, leek, scallion, shallot, ramp, and pearl onions are showcased in the handmade paper collage, set amongst a brown paper bag background.

© Christina Galbiati

Vegetable Garden

Handmade paper collage image for a how to garden poster. Corn, tomato, eggplant, cauliflower, and carrots are showcased amongst a background of abstract type patterns.

© Christina Galbiati

Strawberry Maze

A handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a strawberry.

© Christina Galbiati

Ice Cream Cones

A handmade paper collage illustration of vanilla ice cream sugar cones with rainbow sprinkles and cherries.

© Christina Galbiati

Busy Day

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration showcases tiny cars driving along overlapping roads with a cityscape backdrop, which emphasize travel challenges that many encounter in their daily commute.

© Christina Galbiati

Big Ship

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage illustration of a large tugboat is set amongst a playful backdrop of abstract type-patterns.

© Christina Galbiati

Lazy Boat

Bold, and colorful; this handmade paper collage children's book illustration of a lone tiny boat anchored in an ocean, set amongst a calm and serene sunset backdrop.

© Christina Galbiati

Sleeping Birds

Handmade paper collage children's book illustration of three birds in a nest of hand torn paper leaves and twigs.

© Christina Galbiati

Red Bird

A collage children's book illustration of a red bird sleeping in a bed of hand torn paper leaves and twigs; awakened by a sound, one eye opens to see what's going on.

© Christina Galbiati

Cloud in Sky

A handmade paper collage image of a cloud above a field of grass on a calm summer day.

© Christina Galbiati

Rooster Farm

A tiny blue jay perched on bales of hay, chats with rooster in this handmade collage children's illustration.

© Christina Galbiati

School Bus

A children's book collage illustration of a school bus driving on top of library books; the bus has stopped to look where the lazy ship anchored.

© Christina Galbiati

Sleeping Trees

A handmade paper collage children's book illustration; birds are sleeping in the trees, which is represented by the pattern of z's in the leaves.

© Christina Galbiati

Letterpress Type

Handmade paper collage illustration of letterpress type created to emphasize the beauty of print media.

© Christina Galbiati

Lazy Day Boat Lettering

Handmade paper collage.

© Christina Galbiati

Energy Drink

Handmade paper collage.

© Christina Galbiati

NYC icons

The "Big Apple", Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and taxi cab–a series of icons of New York City.

© Christina Galbiati

Ketchup Popsicle

… "(he) could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman wearing white gloves"; this is advertising—and was inspired by a tour of a top ad agency during my mfa matriculation.

© Christina Galbiati

Untitled

A conceptual handmade collage illustration of a computer and easel on two tree branches with an abstract heart in the background.

© Christina Galbiati

Movable Type Printing

A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the history of print media.

© Christina Galbiati

RGB - Computers

A handmade paper collage illustration with overlapping abstract type-patterns, of an RGB rainbow of computers. An editorial illustration highlighting the importance of print media despite society's increasing reliance on digital technology.

© Christina Galbiati

Spaceship

A conceptual handmade paper collage image on the evolution of print and digital media. The spaceship is exiting earth–the books are the launchpad (representing the past); the space rocket is the future (the digital age).

© Christina Galbiati

Computer

A handmade paper collage image of a smashed computer / screen.

© Christina Galbiati

Black White Type Pattern

Abstract black white typography pattern.

© Christina Galbiati

Christina Galbiati

Biography

After a two-decade career in the graphic design field, Christina Galbiati has used this experience and passion to develop a unique handmade collage aesthetic. Her images blend art and design—layered, abstract word-patterns are juxtaposed with reduced form—this symbolic inspiration is the intrinsic quality that makes her work visually dynamic and memorable. Christina received her MFA from Marywood University and BFA from Kutztown University. Her studio is located in northeastern Pennsylvania; she is also an adjunct professor of design.

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Acrylic, Black & White, Collage, Conceptual, Cut Paper, Design, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Stylized, Texture, Decorative, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art, Motion

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Action, Adventure, Animals, Annual Report, Book Covers, Character Development, Children's Books, Computers, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Family, Fantasy, Food, Futuristic, Greeting Cards, Historical, Icons, Information Graphics, Landscape, Leisure, Licensing, Nature, People, Posters, Product, Sci-Fi, Technology, Textiles, Toys & Games, Transportation, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Agriculture, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Vintage / Retro, Edgy, Environmental, Grunge, Urban, Surface Design