Nacre, Plea and Entice 4Melisa Taylor
Acrylic painting on Wood
Signed on back
47 " h x 47 " w x 1.5 " d |24 lbs. 0 oz.
I have been engaging my work with ideas derived from the pictorial works of artists Frank Stella, Sterling Ruby and Gerhard Richter. A synthesis of these interests is materializing in this latest body of work. "Nacre, Plea and Entice 4" explores the assimilation of aerosol painting, pyrography and sanding techniques on wood. This ethereal series solicits our visual perception by suggesting a discoverable lattice of motifs emerging out of defacement and obscuration.
This artwork is made on a hand-built custom frame and support. The frame is hexagonal-shaped and the support is a 1/4 inch in thickness. This gives the wonderful impression that the painting is floating on the wall and harmonizes efficiently with the ethereal and evanescent motifs in the work. This piece is lightly varnished with clean natural wood edges and comes ready to hang.
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.