Melanie Thompson #P45 Most likely you go your way and I’ll go mine (Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde)
By Melanie Thompson
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||62 × 54 × 4 in|
Paper, organza, film negatives
This work signifies the transitory nature of relationships. People in our lives are like water in a stream; some get caught briefly in a back eddy and are part of our lives until a current floats them away and others are caught and held fast for a longer time. This transitory nature often seems to be not the result of a particular reason, rather the peculiarities of life. People change, things change, life changes and these relationships are no more.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Melanie Thompson is a Canadian multi-disciplinary visual artist. For years a professional basket maker, Melanie completed the Diploma in Fine Arts at ECUAD in 2010 and continued with additional coursework for a number of years. This coursework led to her practice with a conceptual focus on material transformation and the environment. She frequently creates work for installations.
Her practice includes both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional work. Some of the disciplines she employs are basketry, stitching, collage, sculpture, printmaking, natural dying, and encaustic and acrylic painting. Melanie has exhibited and sold her work widely. Her work can currently be found at Crafthouse, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC, and Artcraft, Nook, and Inspired on Salt Spring Island, BC.