Petrichor 1Melisa Taylor
acrylic polymers, sand, acrylics, acylic-based varnish on Stretched canvas
Signed on back
60 " h x 48 " w x 2 " d |12 lbs. 0 oz.
Petrichor 1 is a textural, oceanic abstract. It is composed of acrylic paint, acrylic polymers and sand making the end result a dynamic and luminous mix of gesture and geometry. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished white edges and comes ready to hang either vertically or horizontally.
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.