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Melissa
 
Statement  

I’m drawn to locations and objects that are patinaed, worn, and wear their age like a badge on their surface displaying their history. These decaying spaces spark my imagination and allow me to tell stories of the lives that could have been lived between the walls. My imagery evokes conceptual undercurrents from myths, twisted fairy tales, and simple aspects of everyday life. My work is built by combining photographs with translucent layers of encaustic medium, oil paint, and pastels. Integrating my photography with encaustic processes blurs the line between reality and narrative. The qualities of the waxy surface invite the viewer to engage not just the sense of sight but also touch and smell.

 
Selected Shows

LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
Pyro Gallery, Louisville, KY
A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Berea, KY
Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, Melbourne, FL
Loudon House, Lexington, KY
Photomedia Center, Erie, PA
The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA
Limner Gallery, Phoenicia, NY

Publications  
Camera Arts Magazine July/August 2007
Camera Arts Magazine November/December 2006
 
 
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