I have been engaging my work with aesthetics derived from the pictorial works of artists Frank Stella, Sterling Ruby and Gerhard Richter. A hybrid synthesis of the notions of repetition, blur and precision is materializing in my latest corpus. "In City and in Forest XI" 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 painting is on cradled wood panel with natural edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Melisa Taylor

In City and in Forest XI

Acrylic, spray paint, pyrography on wood

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



Melisa Taylor
Quebec, Canada

Getting to Know 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.