Aurel Schmidt is a Canadian-born 23 year old artist based out of New York. Her work recently caught my eye because of the extreme detail in her paintings combined with her bizarre method of creating surreal landscapes and figures out of tiny illustrations of flies, insects, hair, rope, twine, bones, cigarette butts and other detritus. She uses pencil, paint and ink to create her strange compositions. It’s fascinating work that is hard to take your eyes off of. She has an interview at Fecal Face where you can learn more about her background and methods. If you want to see her work in a little more detail you can do that at Tiny Vices.