Because everyone and their grandmother is making collages these days, it's often hard for me to feel inspired by the art form. But Barbara Strickland's mixed media work in her series "The Other Is Looking In On You" is the perfect combination of just the right amount of quirky magazine clippings with gouache and acrylic work composing most of the pieces. The series is a psychedelic subtle tribute to the Garden of Eden and Ancient Civilizations. There's a sense of old-world ritual and exploration (dancing amongst Moai and Aztec Pyramids) with notes of apocalypse and other-worldly presence (hands dropping humans out of the sky, a giant snake peaking out behind the sun.) It's an interesting, and really beautiful, narrative.