Cascadia 8Melisa Taylor
Acrylic painting on Wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
60 " h x 40 " w x 1 " d |15 lbs. 0 oz.
Contemporary abstraction exploring techniques of aerosol painting, stenciling, charring and sanding on the wood surface. Rich, ephemeral color palette in yellow, red, pink, purple, blue and green. Expressionist marks paired with precise line work. "This ethereal and atmospheric painting solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice of motifs emerging out of defacement and obscuration," says Melisa.
The natural world is the blueprint for Melisa’s work, while allusions to past and contemporary culture inform its development. She approaches her artwork by developing her own hybridization of artistic practices. Melisa relies on commercial tools such as blow torches and electrical sanders to create her work, in addition to other labor-intensive methods. By exploring the assimilation of aerosol painting, pyrography, and sanding on wood, Melisa produces unique abstract art that is simultaneously geometric and organic.