One of my peers introduced me to Maissa Toulet, what can I say!, Maissa Toulet is a french artist who creates characters from found oddities and also makes cabinets of curiosities. They evoke an eerie feel, but they are also mysterious, secretive, innocent and tell stories in themselves.
I have been looking to Maissa Toulet for influences for the 'Mood & Memory' brief.
To view more of her beautiful work, see http://www.maissatoulet.fr/
They have a wonderful surreal element to them.