Size: 36"W x 12"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
As my work has moved away from realism, my interests have remained devoted to the human figure, specifically portraiture. This piece is one in a pair that represents the profiled silhouette as positive and negative space, giving a sense of depth although the surface is very flat. The anthropomorphic forms give a sense of landscape or architecture while still referencing human characteristics. This piece has a sense of play, it tricks the eye and hopefully is as gratifying for viewers to look at, as it was for me to paint it.
Melody S. Boone is a mixed media artist with an interdisciplinary art practice, currently living and working in Suffolk, VA. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2003 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her Masters of Fine Art in 2009 from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has been featured in numerous local group exhibitions in Virginia and several group exhibits in New York and New Jersey. Along with art making, Melody has worked with several professional artists and has participated in artist residencies and co-ops. Melody continues to cultivate relationships in the art field and is continually devoted to her art practice. As her work continues to evolve she gains further knowledge about herself and her family history. Through her emersion in black and art history, she attempts to use her narratives (sometimes abstract) and visual cues as a way to dispel notions of race as a label.