I cut out hundreds of images one by one and collaged them individually onto the canvas. I believe it is very important to be able to see all of the pictures so I created a method where I made my oil paint some what translucent. With this, it gives the artwork dimension and more of a story line. All together, I made a series of four which intertwines all of the imagery. Lastly, I wanted the ladies to truly stand out so I finished it with resin to make it polished and bold.

- Melanie Posner

All Wrapped Up

Collage, oil paint, resin on wood
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

72" h x 24" w x 2" d
20 lbs. 0 oz.



Melanie Posner
St. Petersburg, Florida

Getting to Know Melanie

Melanie Posner’s body of work is about self-love and embracing the female body. She is inspired by independent, joyful women who respect their bodies in spite of societal norms that dictate standards for beauty. “Painting ladies who love themselves and their bodies helped me, in return, to love my flaws,” says Melanie. “I paint in vibrant colors because it fills me with happiness.” The artist uses collage and oils to bring life to female figures of varying physiques. The work not only critiques the pressure on women to be thin and beautiful, but also empowers and celebrates body positivity.