Corded Starling

16.00"W x 13.00"H x 1.0"D

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Melanie Kehoss


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: usb, blue, craft, graphic, contemporary, paper, cutout, paper-cut, cable, braid, bird, starling, cord, technology, flying, wings, white, shadow

Media: board, paper, bristol, unryu

Size: 16"W x 13"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, a starling is depicted as interlocking USB cables. The paper-cut is floated above the backing paper, creating subtle shadows. The piece is crisply presented in a cherry stained, solid wood frame and 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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