Corded Jellyfish

16.00"W x 13.00"H x 1.0"D

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: craft, graphic, contemporary, wood, blue, ocean, technology, animal, fish, jellyfish, white, cutout, paper-cut

Media: gouache, hand-cut paper

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

Year Created: 2018

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This paper-cut continues my "Morphing Technology" series. Here, a jellyfish is depicted as braided ear buds. Many jellyfish species are invasive, symbolizing how technology enters every aspect of our lives. Also, the cords translate naturally into tentacles. The piece is presented in a solid-wood frame with cherry stain and double white mat. The fibers within the blue Unryu paper echo the flowing cables. It is currently on display, but available for purchase, with a small possibility of having been sold already.

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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