Rachel Melis

Prairie Bride
Prairie plant rhizomes and letterpress printed paper tags
Installation of 12-50 rings depending on space–each ring is between 1 x 1 in. and 3 x 3 in.

Prairie Bride evokes women who were “taken” in marriage and also taken to the prairie, which had itself been taken from Native Americans, quickly divided into 160 acre segments, plowed and domesticated.

© Rachel Melis