Size: 5"W x 5"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
These playful images are based on anonymous found family photographs. The women depicted are unknown to me, although familiar in some way. Their anonymity is visually displayed as is the car they were photographed with, as empty space, creating abstracted, dreamlike narratives.
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.