These found-object charts are both quirky and insightful

Visual artist Michelle Rial has spent the past seven years making chart-based art and her latest project incorporates found objects into the mix. Rial began using everyday objects—which includes everything from food to office supplies to wine stains to floss—after a neck injury forced her to step away from her computer and away from the types of illustrations she had been doing previously. Using found objects cut down on some of the physical pain of illustrating for Rial and has resulted in some really cool, unique pieces of art with a great sense of humor. Here are some of my favorites:

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Fall timeline 🍂 #100uselesscharts

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STAND BY YOUR MALM

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Where my overacheesers at 🧀 #cheeselover 🧀

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This again because I'm finally actually on a plane and it might even take off 🤗🍅 #bombcyclone 👀

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Like, not ALL the way but do u feel me ☺️ #100uselesscharts or should I change it to #drugstoregraphs orrrrr what

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For anyone still figuring it out 🌱

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This again because #bombcyclone

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I'm sorry if this has been done already and also I'm sorry in general 💏 #smilebaby

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A clear winner emerges 🍢

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2018 resolution: keep track of my dongles

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I will donate all $ you give me for prints of this (or the two in my last post) to Napa fire victims. I'll mail it to you if you're not in SF. $20 📬 micheria @ gmail by EOD 😊

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You can see more of Rial’s work on her Instagram @realifecharts and purchase her designs on her Society6 page.

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