Melinda wise 維斯蔋韻
I am a mixed-media visual artist and sculptor of Chinese and English ancestry. My visual art practice began through an examination of cultural identity and has since expanded into an exploration of disposability, decay, and regeneration realized through creative mixed-media sculpture. My art centers around the process of making, rather than the completion of a piece. I find great joy in incorporating obscure junk and discarded material into my artwork. Using organic and fluid shapes based on aspects of plant, animal and human form, I create work that invokes the natural forms without being limited by them. Working with simple, humble, and often reclaimed material as my primary artistic medium, I effectively reinvent it into something new that aims to surprise and delight.
What We’re Made Of (2021)
Styrofoam, Acrylic Paint, Ink, 16″ x 12″ x 1.5″
Acrylic Paint, Spray Paint, Drywall Mud, Hot Glue, Handmade Paper, Toothpicks, Spray Foam, Styrofoam, Rocks, Steel Rods 73″ x 18″ x 24″
Sea Urchin (2019)
Cardstock Paper, Recycle Paper, String, Wallpaper Glue, Paint, Hot Glue, 21″ x 26″