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Melissa Smith

Faceted Illusion

2010, Screen print, 54"w x 21"h

My body of work consists of non representational screen prints. The central focus is dedicated to geometric shapes and the study of past cultures with emphasis on pattern. I use bright colors which create variety, while the patterns create rhythm and resist focal points throughout the piece. The use of printmaking and reproduction of multiples (as well as the ability to piece them together) intrigue me. The flat colors used on the plastic type paper allow for a non-descript example so that a viewer can imagine the ornamentation on various items or as art or for utilitarian function. The influence is pulled from many different areas including geometry and Owen Jones’ Decorative Ornamentation.

Melissa Smith - Faceted Illusion

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