Allyson Mellberg’s Beautiful Illustrations of Strange Deformities

Who knew surreal deformities could be so, well, cute? Allyson Mellberg’s work, which we were recently turned onto by Hi-Fructose, manages to be both grotesque and sentimental, both discomfiting and relentlessly twee. All of her work draws on the strangeness of nature — sea urchins, coral, fungi — but in Endogenous, Mellberg’s newest solo show, which recently opened at Galerie LJ in Paris, the artist has also been inspired by her recent experience with motherhood. Click through to see some of our favorites from the Mellberg’s new collection, and if you’re as enchanted as we are, head here to see more of her work.

Image credit: Allyson Mellberg