Mixed media

Collages, antiques & mixed media 2006-2010

Before I discovered the digital media, my collages were made from paper cut outs found in antique books and magazines, acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas. I also used antique cabinet cards and vintage postcards as a base for absurd and macabre collage portraits. I found inspiration for my surreal collages in the early renaissance masters, like Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder, but also in the works of some of my favorite movie directors – especially Terry Gilliam, David Lynch, Tim Burton and stop motion artist Jan Svankmajer.

None of these pieces are available for display or purchasing.

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“The Creeplings” – Art collaboration with Gus Fink  2008

In 2008 I collaborated with American artist Gus Fink on some antiques, we called the collection “The Creeplings”

None of these pieces are available for display or purchasing.

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Mia Makila studio visit 2007

A look into my studio (2007) where I am talking about my creative process in making my mixed media pieces:


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The creative process – studio photos 2006-2010


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