Corded Lionfish

16.00"W x 13.00"H x 1.0"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: op, braid, ocean, cord, technology, cable, usb, fish, lionfish, red, white, blue, paper, cutout, paper-cut, craft, graphic, contemporary

Media: marker, rice paper, cut, prismacolor

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 lionfish is depicted as various braided USB cables. As a notorious, yet beautiful, invasive species, the lionfish symbolizes how technology finds its way into every aspect of our lives. The piece is presented in a solid-wood frame with cherry stain and double white mat. The red-orange stripes on blue background create a hypnotic effect.

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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