From subject matter to materials, nature informs the work of Minnesota-based artist Gregory Euclide. From his home outside of Minneapolis, Euclide makes mixed-media landscape works that incorporate paper, found objects, and natural elements. The pieces are based on his memories and experiences of the outdoors. Euclide explained his process to Paper Darts Magazine:
"I think about nature and I grew up watching nature shows on television. I read about landscape, I walk through the woods in my back yard, I visit national parks, I utilize goods and materials pulled from the land - and all of these things are in my mind as I sit down and try to create a Landscape Painting."
As you can see from these images, Euclide's work is complex and organic, harkening distant landscapes of the imagination. So it comes as no surprise that Bon Iver frontman and fellow Midwesterner Justin Vernon called on him to produce the artwork for Bon Iver's emotive and intricate LP, released last year (and recently nominated for a Grammy!). You can see a detail of the cover art in the far right image, and Euclide has posted some pics documenting the process of creating it in this Flickr set.