Size: 24"W x 11.25"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2005
Ready to Hang
Often in African-American culture we have two selves. The self that is truly and honestly us and the other we show in public. This one perhaps is more politically correct and "relaxed". The other sense of self I refer to in this piece is psychological, being the way you view yourself versus the way others view you. This piece is a visual representation of those two notions, abstracted.
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.