Take Comfort In Ted Feighan’s Tropical Art

Ted Feighan’s art — whether visual or auditory — provides the perfect bottled up vacation. While his paper collages provide the ideal tropical landscape – vibrant, floral, and uplifting – his music project, Monster Rally, delivers a fresh concoction of sample-based exotica, tropicalia, and hip hop. Together, they provide an intoxicating mix and one that you’d want to sample these uncertain times.

“I always want to try and take people out of their current space or mindset and put them somewhere new,” said Feighan in an interview with the Urban Outfitters blog. “I want my work to feel familiar, but fresh and a bit strange. When I started making this artwork I used to say that I was trying to create a world that I would like to live in.”

“I feel the most inspired by music,” he went on to say, mentioning mid 60s-early 70s music, and specifically Brian Wilson (the Beach Boys co-founder). “I’m also into tapestries and weavings from central and South America, that’s been inspiring a lot of my color and design lately,” he notes.

“The biggest lesson I think I’ve learned is just to trust my own ideas and concepts and to work as hard as I can to execute them,” says Feighan. “It’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing and it’s always important to remember to come back to your own concepts.”

Step inside his tropical landscapes:

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Magic Mushrooms 🍄

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