Corded Black Squirrel

13.00"W x 16.00"H x 1.0"D

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: craft, graphic, contemporary, usb, snow, earbud, squirrel, cord, technology, white, black, glitter, paper-cut

Media: paper, handmade, cut, pastel

Size: 13"W x 16"H x 1"D

Year Created: 2018

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This paper-cut continues my series of wires transforming into living things, symbolizing how technology enters every aspect of our lives. Here, ear buds and USB cables transform into a squirrel. I often use images of pervasive or troublesome species for this series, and as squirrels dig up my flower bulbs, they are proving quite troublesome these days! The handmade paper in the background is infused with subtle glitter, giving the impression of snow.

The piece is presented in a solid-wood frame with cherry stain and double white mat.

I earned a BA in art at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. For two years I taught foundations art at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, while working on public art in Madison and Milwaukee. I moved to Irvine, CA in 2010, where I worked as a full time artist and member of Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. I currently live in the DC area and teach at Arlington Arts Center and US Arts Center. I am VP of Membership for the Guild of American Papercutters and founder of Greater Westover Studio Tour. My work has appeared in over ninety solo and group exhibits throughout the country.

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