I made this piece at the beginning of the pandemic, a diversion that kept me busy and in my house during the time that we were all asked to stay home. This piece touches on the theme of home and how we build our surroundings to suit our needs. But it also speaks to another byproduct of the shutdown - wanderlust - the idea of traveling far and wide or picking up and moving somewhere new, only to build that comfortable home one more time.
Mixed Media (new & vintage glass beads, metal, paper, glass, shell, epoxy clay, acrylic)
About the artist
Melanie grew up in Connecticut. She studied costume design and received a BA from SUNY Purchase before later going on to study Fine Art at San Jose State College. She has always considered herself to be a painter and has held jobs and explored hobbies around this talent throughout her life before turning her attention to mosaic several years ago. Her sculpture Old Green Grasshopper (OGG) won the Juror’s Prize in the Museum of Beadwork’s inaugural exhibit Wing & Stings. And her piece Herbert “Ketch” Pollack, Manager of Covid Preserves won First Prize in the show Modern Mosaics: Piece by Piece at The Mills Station Art & Cultural Center. She continues to live and work in San Jose, CA....Read MoreRead Less