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. “Life Begins at the Hop” riffs on the colors of smiling plastic bunnies. The image in the center is from a Plastock stock photography catalog. The title of the artwork comes from one of my all-time favorite bands, XTC.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Melanie Deal’s paper collages and mixed-media works incorporate both predictable patterns and unexpected elements. Recent exhibitions include “Flower Power” at Gallery 901/Open Studio Project (Evanston), “Eyes Wide Open” at the Oak Park Art League (Oak Park), and “When Homeward You Turn” at Northwestern University’s Dittmar Gallery (Evanston). She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
© Melanie Deal