Remember when you were a child, creating artworks by cutting and pasting? Well, that’s what I do as an adult, and it’s just as fun and satisfying as it was when I was in kindergarten. “Internal Affairs” highlights some of the leading health issues affecting women: heart disease, breast cancer, ovarian/cervical cancer, respiratory illnesses, and anxiety/depression. Women’s health problems are compounded by the high cost of healthcare and lack of access in many parts of the country.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Melanie Deal’s paper collages and mixed-media works incorporate both predictable patterns and unexpected elements. Recent exhibitions include “artruckish 2022” (artruck.org), “Melanie Deal and Jerry Alt” at Creative Coworking in Evanston, and “Bad@ssery: Women Creating a Just Environment and World” at Oakton Community College. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
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