“Stressed 3” (2009): The unsuspecting worker bees in Zach Johnsen’s ‘Acid Over Easy’ series are secretly suffering from inundation of cubicle culture until they reach the point of combustible explosion. Johnsen, an illustrator and mixed-media artist in Portland OR, used graphite, watercolor and coffee to compose these startling images. I adore the juxtaposition of the perfectly executed graphite bodies with the unleashed catharsis of color. Johnsen’s entire repertoire is worth browsing at his website: http://www.zachjohnsen.com/

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