ISSUE 2  |  Artists' Studios

Walls, Windows & Floors: Children’s Artwork Collage by Jan Eleni

January 11, 2011 9:30 PM

BY Janet Hall

Here's an answer to the perennial question of what to do with your vast collection of children's artworks: collages made from photos of individual art projects. New York City-based designer Jan Eleni, who specializes in family houses (see a NYC home she designed here), creates gallery-worthy custom collages using images of your child's artwork.

Eleni offers two versions of her collages: The original version is made of hand-cut archival-quality images professionally framed, with prices starting at $3,800. "The collages are a labor of love and very time consuming (I even iron out the artwork if needed)," Eleni says. She also offers a less-expensive custom collage that is professionally printed on one large sheet using pigmented inks; prices start at $750 for a 36-by-26-inch unframed print of 40 images; larger sizes are available as well. Contact Jan Elani for more information and to order.

Above: For her first collage, Eleni photographed 112 pieces of her children's art and fitted the photos into a grid, creating a colorful collage documenting a year's worth of creations.

Above: Each image is about the size of a business card; Eleni balances horizontally and vertically oriented images to create a balanced composition.