Arlington
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

I am fascinated by the histories of “American” traditions. My light boxes and cut paper art depict customs that have evolved from the mingling of cultures, and with the sway of technology and trade. Papercutting echoes this theme of cultural fluidity, having traveled from China, to the Middle East, to Spain, to Mexico, to the US. I am also drawn to the medium for its balance of simplicity and complexity, and its crisp, graphical quality. Each piece is like a puzzle that requires thoughtful consideration of positive and negative space.

I make light boxes to create the feeling of looking into another world. Mirrors lining the interior create the illusion of limitlessness. The cultures referenced within the tableaux inspire the exterior patterns, and backlighting enlivens the scene.

All work by Melanie

Melanie Kehoss
2015, 8x10, Cut rice paper, gouache
$250.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 38x24", Cut rice paper, gouache, marker
$1,200.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 8x10, Cut pastel paper
$350.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 7x11x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$890.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 9x19x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$850.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 7x22x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$790.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 7x22x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$890.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 28x11x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$1,350.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 16x10x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs
$790.00
Melanie Kehoss
2014, 14x10x3", Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, silver ink, and LEDs
$690.00
Melanie Kehoss
2013, 11x17", Cut Rice Paper and Gouache
Sold
Melanie Kehoss
2013, 11x17", Cut Rice Paper and Gouache
Sold
Melanie Kehoss
2013, 11x36", Cut Rice Paper and Gouache
$790.00
Melanie Kehoss
2011, 24x18x3", Wood, paper, vellum, gouache, acrylic, and LEDs
$1,850.00